What are dental restorations?

Restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace or restore your missing teeth or missing parts of your tooth structure, or structures that need to be removed to prevent decay that may cause you pain in the future.

What kinds of problems are treated with dental restorations?

The tooth structures can be missing due to decay, deterioration (weakening) of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of your tooth. Dental restorations can fix those problems.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/22/2020.

References

  • American Dental Association. Bridges. Accessed 12/1/2020.
  • American Dental Association. Implants. Accessed 12/1/2020.
  • American Dental Association. Dentures. Accessed 12/1/2020.
  • American Dental Association. Crowns. Accessed 12/1/2020.
  • American Dental Association. Fillings. Accessed 12/1/2020.
  • Oral Health Foundation. White Fillings. Accessed 12/1/2020.

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