Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that restore teeth affected with cavities and help have a natural appearance. After removing the decay, the tooth is filled with a composite material, which is then cured using a specialized light to harden it.
A crown is a natural looking, tooth-shaped dental restoration method that completely covers the outside of a cracked, broken, worn down, or severely decayed tooth. Crowns are placed when your natural tooth is not strong enough to function without protection – for example, to protect a tooth after a root canal procedure, repair a broken tooth, cover an implant, or support a bridge.
Bridges replace missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant by using the adjacent teeth as an anchor to “bridge” a gap with a natural-looking false tooth. The bridge is usually composed of two crowns and a replacement tooth. Crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the space, with the fabricated tooth or teeth attached in between.
Dental implants are composed of three parts – a titanium screw, an abutment that connects the screw and the final restoration, and the final restoration. The screw fixed in the jawbone acts as a replacement for the tooth root, providing a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. The screw fuses with the bone over a few months, and after the fusing process, the abutment is inserted into the screw to allow for the permanent attachment of the restoration.
A denture is a removable replacement if you have one or multiple missing teeth within the same (upper or lower) arch. A denture does not rely on an existing tooth structure, and it completely replaces the missing teeth.
The different types of dentures are as follows:
- Full or Partial
- Removable or Fixed
- Traditional or Implant-Supported
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