Exploring The Different Types Of Dental Restorations

March 28, 2022 - By Bruce Michaelson
Exploring The Different Types Of Dental Restorations


Preventative oral care is one of the most hassle-free, cost-effective, and reliable ways to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. However, there are instances where unforeseen oral conditions can cause damage or decay to teeth, and when severed, may be a risk for your overall oral health. Thankfully, with the advancement of dental technologies, there are many types of dental restoration options you can opt for to renew your smile, of which some common ones are as follows. Let’s dive right into the restorative dentistry practices and understand them better.


Types of Dental Restorations:

Dental Fillings

As one of the most common restorative dental options, tooth fillings replace decayed portions of teeth with built-up cavities. Tooth fillings are also occasionally used to even out tooth surfaces to improve chewing and biting. Tooth fillings can be made of amalgam, porcelain, composite, gold, or silver. If you’re looking for a professional dental filling in Dubai, contact American Dental Clinic for expert consultation and personalised treatment.

If you experience enamel loss and tooth sensitivity, you’re likely to see a substantial improvement upon the placement of appropriate dental filling materials. With the techniques of a professional dentist and the use of the right material, these fillings can last for several years (with proper maintenance) and provide the appearance and functionality of an intact tooth. 

Dental Crowns

This is a tooth-shaped cup that is placed over a damaged, decayed, chipped or cracked tooth aiming to restore its proper size, shape, aesthetic and functionality. They are also used to repair and restore damaged teeth from natural wear and tear caused by teeth grinding. Just like fillings, even crowns come in many different materials and the most popular of them are the tooth-coloured ones that give a natural result. 

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges are a dental restorative solution considered most appropriate if you’re missing one or more teeth significantly affecting your smile’s look. In this procedure, a false tooth is fixed in place of a missing tooth, and the crowns on the adjacent teeth hold the bridge in place. The whole bridging mechanism eliminates gaps in your smile and promotes oral health. Dental bridges also restore your ability to eat comfortably, correct speech impediments, and reduce the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are another popular way to replace a missing tooth and restore its functional and aesthetic properties. Endosteal, subperiosteal, zygomatic and in recent times, all-on-four implants are some common types of dental implants that are available. In this procedure, a metal screw takes the place of the root and anchors the implants in desired places. Installing dental implants with a tooth-coloured crown is recommended to make them look natural.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, semi-transparent shells bonded to teeth, mainly to restore their appearance and give them a healthy, bright smile. Dental veneers are also a good restorative dentistry option if you have broken, chipped, discoloured, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Veneers are much more effective than many other complex and time-consuming procedures often used to improve the way you smile. American Dental Clinic also provides services like dental veneers in Dubai; contact us today for more in-depth understanding and personalised care.

Root Canals

Sometimes, teeth can decay too much and a filling won’t be enough to recover them. This is where you need a root canal procedure, which cleans out the decay from the roots of the affected tooth, alleviating pain and restoring oral health. After completing the procedure, the empty root canal is filled with a rubber compound called “gutta-percha”. Then, an onlay or inlay is added to the tooth, along with a dental crown, which restores the tooth’s strength and appearance. A root canal is a pain-free procedure that takes a week or two to heal. Our dental clinic in Dubai offers all restorative dentistry services like root canal, pulp regeneration and more.


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