Types of Tooth Restoration

Tooth restoration is a dental procedure to repair decayed, broken or chipped teeth. There are many types of direct and indirect restorative treatments.


Indirect restorations can be used to restore tooth structure where there is insufficient coronal tooth structure. These include porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns. These restorations are usually made in a laboratory.

Composite Resin Fillings

When the tooth is damaged due to decay, it can be restored using a tooth-colored composite resin. Unlike the classic metal fillings, these fillings blend invisibly with the tooth to keep it looking healthy.

The dentist will first numb your gums and teeth with a local anesthetic to prevent pain or discomfort during the procedure. Then, they will drill away any tooth enamel that has been compromised by the decay. If the damage is severe, they may need to remove more of the tooth. 韓国インプラント

Then, the dentist will begin to build up the composite resin layer by layer. After each increment has been placed, the dentist will use an ultraviolet light to cure it in place. The final result will be a healthy, beautiful looking tooth. It is also less invasive than indirect restorations, and can be used to treat root canal-treated teeth. Resin composite is also durable and can withstand a lot of stress.


Dental inlays and onlays are a significant part of tooth restoration treatment. They help protect teeth from damage and decay and restore their natural morphology. These treatments are available in a wide variety of materials, including composite resin and ceramics, and they can last for years or even decades if properly cared for.

Inlays and onlays are used to repair larger areas of a damaged tooth than dental fillings can. They are custom made to fit each patient’s tooth, and they are typically used to replace large fillings or cover an area of damage where a conventional dental filling isn’t sufficient. 韓国インプラント

To prepare for an inlay or onlay, your dentist will numb the area with a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort. They will then remove any remaining debris and clean the area. They will then place a temporary filling to protect the area until the inlay or onlay is ready to be installed.


We use dental inlays and onlays to repair teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay or other serious issues. Like composite resin fillings, they are custom made to match the color of your natural teeth. Unlike dental fillings, however, inlays and onlays conserve more of your natural tooth structure. To place these restorations, we first numb the area and remove any damaged portions of your tooth. We then shape and fit the inlay or onlay into your damaged tooth. We may place a temporary restoration until the lab makes your permanent one. When you return to our office, we will remove the temporary and cement your inlay or onlay into place.

A dental onlay is similar to an inlay but covers a cusp or potentially all of your chewing cusps (pits and fissures) as well as the biting surface of your tooth. Like inlays, onlays require minimal removal of your natural tooth structure and can last much longer than metal fillings.


The traditional dental crown completely caps or encircles a tooth to restore its shape, strength and appearance. This type of restoration is typically needed when a large dental cavity threatens the health of a tooth.

Your dentist will first treat the tooth using a root canal treatment if needed. Then she’ll shape the sides and top of the tooth to make it ready for a new crown.

A composite resin – a mixture of plastic and glass – is molded onto the affected part of the tooth to closely match its color. Then the material is hardened with conditioning liquid and pre-procedure etching.

These direct restorations are inexpensive and require little time to prepare, but they do not offer the same durability as indirect ones made in a laboratory. Additionally, composite resins tend to discolor and chip more easily than other restoration materials.


Tooth restorations help repair damaged teeth, stop further damage and prevent problems like infection or tooth loss. They can also improve the appearance of a smile and help chew properly.

Indirect tooth restorations, such as inlays and onlays, are set outside of the tooth first based on dental impressions of the damaged tooth, and then placed into the prepared tooth, whereas direct restorations are done inside of the tooth directly, for example with a filling. Indirect restorations require two sittings, and they may be more expensive than direct restorations.

However, they can significantly reduce the need for future replacements and can also resolve esthetic problems, such as secondary caries or staining caused by intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Indirect restorations are particularly suited for proximal recurrent lesions and in patients with high bite forces that cause cracking or spalling. They can also be used to replace missing teeth.


Implants are an excellent option for those missing one or more teeth. They replace the tooth root, making it possible to eat a full range of foods without worrying about your restoration slipping or moving in your mouth. And unlike dentures, they look and feel like your own natural teeth.

Dental implants are made from titanium, which is bio-compatible and integrates well with the jawbone. When a tooth is lost, the bone in that area deteriorates due to lack of stimulation, but with an implant, new bone grows to surround the metal post. This makes the replacement tooth sturdy and long-lasting.

An abutment is screwed onto the implant and a crown is placed on top of it to match your natural tooth. It’s a two-stage procedure, and it takes about six to 12 weeks for the implant to heal. Then, we can place the final prosthesis on it. The abutment and crown are clinically evaluated for marginal adaptation, marginal discoloration, secondary caries, restoration and tooth fracture using modified USPHS criteria.