What Kinds of Dental Restorations Can Be Tooth Colored?

December 12, 2017/ bristoldental/ 0


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For decades, a major problem with receiving a dental restoration has been that it looks anything but natural. This is because restorations have tended to be made of metal. This is no longer an issue, thanks to recent developments in dentistry. You can now receive a number of tooth colored Mississauga restorations.

 

Fillings

Most people prefer composite resin or porcelain filling to amalgam. Dentists also prefer to use metal-free fillings, as they are safer for teeth. For instance, neither material expands like amalgam, meaning there is no risk that a filling may crack a tooth.

 

Crowns

Crowns have a wide range of uses, from restoring a damaged tooth to creating an artificial tooth for a dental implant. Ceramic crowns are suitable for both front and back teeth.

 

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are suitable when a filling will not suffice but a crown is unnecessary. They are useful for teeth with moderate decay as well as teeth damaged by amalgam fillings. Both are available in tooth-colored materials.

 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding quickly fixes minor problems using a resin in the same shade as your teeth. It can repair chips, fill in gaps, or cover stains in single visit.

 

Veneers

For slightly more extensive damage, veneers are a better option. Made of porcelain or composites, veneers sit over the front of a tooth to correct one or multiple problems. Veneers are ideal for masking cracks, chips, stains, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and minor misalignment.

 

Braces

It is no longer necessary to receive metal brackets to adjust the alignment of your teeth. Although the most common alternative is Invisalign, there are other options, including ceramic braces. Ceramic braces work just like traditional braces except the brackets are tooth-colored instead of metal.