5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

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There is more than one way to fix a damaged tooth, at Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper. You may never need any of these procedures, but most of us need to restore a tooth sooner or later. This post looks at five restoration procedures that are used routinely to repair a damaged tooth:

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding, formally called direct composite veneers, is used to correct chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. We use a pliable composite resin and mold it to the required shape. The resin is hardened with a special curing light.

2. A Porcelain Veneer

These wafer-thin covers are affixed to the front part of your tooth, and can hide chips, crack, and other imperfections. We also use them to repair the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked.

3. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)

A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab, they are commonly called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are typically smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

4. A Dental Crown

A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with severe decay, the replacement tooth in a dental bridge, and the visible portion of an implant. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

5. Dental Implants

A dental implant may be the best restoration for a tooth that has been extracted. It replaces the root and crown of a missing tooth. Most implant recipients report the end result is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants can support one artificial tooth, or anchor dentures and dental bridges.

At Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper, dental implants are among our restorative dentistry options. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

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1122 S Conwell St
Casper, Wyoming


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