Have a damaged tooth or a cavity? Restorative dentistry allows us to treat the problem and replace any damage with tooth-like restorations.
Restorative treatments return a tooth’s functionality and appearance. They can treat teeth that are:
- Damaged through trauma
If you have a tooth that’s causing you problems, arrange a consultation with your dentist. We can first assess the situation and work out what’s going on beneath the surface with x-rays. We’ll then talk through treatment options. In some cases, a damaged tooth can cause pain so it’s important to see us so we can help you go forward pain-free.
Our restorative treatments include:
Tooth decay and cavities are one of the most common dental issues in the UK. Thankfully, damage to the enamel can often be restored with fillings. White fillings repair treated teeth with a tooth-coloured composite and can also replace existing metal fillings. White fillings now last a lot longer and dentists don’t have to remove as much tooth as with silver fillings.
Crowns offer an aesthetic restoration for broken, decayed or discoloured teeth, or those with large fillings. Made from porcelain, ceramic or metal alloys, crowns can also be used on teeth that have had root canal treatment or secured to dental implants to replace missing teeth. They are matched in size, shape and colour to sit comfortably alongside existing teeth.
Amalgam fillings are silver, durable and are made from a combination of metals. Our dentists mostly use amalgam for root surface cavities under the gum, when the area cannot be kept dry to complete a composite.
Dental bridges are an effective and natural-looking way to replace one or more missing teeth. They are usually made from a combination of porcelain and precious metals. The most common form consists of two crowns, positioned either side of a false tooth. As well as being fixed over natural teeth, they can also be supported by dental implants.