Restoring your teeth can be accomplished in a number of ways.
- Fillings restore wholeness to a tooth affected by minimal decay. Treating a “cavity” means cleaning out the decay and then filling the area with a tooth-colored material.
- Crowns are caps placed over the exterior of a tooth with moderate to extensive decay to restore shape, strength and appearance.
- Bridges function just the way they sound. They are crowns that bridge, or fill in the gap between teeth. Bridges are cemented into place and are permanent.
- Implants are also a permanent method for restoring missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of a tooth. Once in place, implants anchor a crown, bridge or dentures.