Composite dental fillings are tooth-colored restorations used to repair cavities and restore the natural appearance of the tooth.
Once a full crown is placed if there is new decay, (a cavity), it can only be replaced by another full crown. To help prevent the gray stain we use a metal-free option called zirconia. For a crown, the tooth reduction is more aggressive consisting of 360 removals of tooth structure to create enough room for the material making up the crown. It is lab made for strength.
More conservative than a full crown. Usually recommended when the amount of tooth structure missing is more than two-thirds. It is designed to re-build the amount of tooth structure lost to decay (cavity) or broken off. It can also be used on fractured teeth and teeth with root canals. It is porcelain, a lab-made product for strength.
Used to replace a missing tooth when there is a healthy tooth present in front and in the back of the missing tooth (a space). Not as ideal as implants for single tooth replacement, as it requires 360 reductions of the adjacent,(supporting), teeth. Also, when either of the supporting teeth gets decay, (a cavity), the entire bridge has to be changed since it's one unit. It is lab made. Ideal for replacing missing teeth when the patient is not an implant candidate or cost is a concern. It is possible to transition from a bridge to an implant.