Having a chipped, damaged or missing tooth can impact confidence as well as affecting your bite if left untreated. Restorative treatments can repair teeth that have been treated for having decay or a cavity. They also can completely repair teeth that have been damaged through an accident, whether it is a chip or a knocked out tooth.
Fillings repair teeth that have been affected by cavities or have been broken or chipped. Amalgam fillings are reliable and durable, having been in use for over a hundred years. For a more aesthetic treatment, composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are available.
Accidents happen. If you’ve cracked or chipped a tooth, you can have a crown to restore the damaged tooth. Crowns are caps that fit over the problem tooth. They feel just like natural teeth. For minor damage, an inlay or onlay may be suggested.
If you have a missing tooth, you may want to consider having a bridge. Bridges can replace single missing teeth without having to use an implant. For more than one missing tooth, you can choose to have partial dentures. For a full missing arch, complete dentures offer a removable solution.