Dental Restoration in Blenheim
Decay or injury can damage your teeth, causing pain and discomfort and making them vulnerable to decay or infection. Dental restorations are treatments to repair the damage and protect the tooth from further damage. Many restorations are made of tooth-coloured material so the repaired tooth will blend in with your natural smile.
We use tooth coloured or amalgam fillings to repair cavities caused by tooth decay. The filling prevents the decay from getting worse and it restores the function of the tooth.
A tooth that is badly damaged may need to be restored with a crown. The crown fits over the entire tooth and replaces it completely. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials to suit your needs and budget.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are restorations that are used to repair damaged molars. We use them when the tooth can’t be restored by a filling, but it doesn’t require a crown. Unlike fillings, inlays are made in a lab and are cemented in place in the damaged tooth.
Onlays are a special type of inlay that restores the “biting” parts of the molar.
Bridges, like dentures, are a traditional restoration for missing teeth. The bridge is made of one or more artificial teeth. It is attached to your natural teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth, which is how the bridge gets its name. When it’s in place the bridge blends into your natural smile.