To restore your damaged teeth
Restorative Dentistry includes everything that can be called dental restoration (which is commonly known as a “filling”). A dental restoration may be necessary if your teeth are damaged for one of the following reasons:
- Tooth Decay
- Dental Fracture
- Worn Teeth
- Defective Restoration*
There are two types of filling material, composite and amalgam. Composite fillings are often referred to as “white fillings,” while amalgam fillings may be referred to as “gray fillings.” If your tooth shows signs of decay, the following steps are taken: local anesthetic (the tooth is “frozen”), complete removal of the decayed area, cleaning of the dental cavity created, application of the filling, bite assessment, and polishing.
* A restoration is considered defective when the filling is broken, discoloured, worn, or dislodged from the tooth.
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