What Type of Dental Restoration Do I Need?

Posted on: May 25, 2016


At Gentle Biodentistry, we hear many questions regarding "what type of dental restoration do I need?" This is a fairly common question, but the answer really depends on the extent of the damage. For example, if the damage is small, fillings or dental bonding can typically serve as the dental restoration. If it is extensive, porcelain or gold dental crowns may be necessary. To find out which option is right for you, call (818) 883-7031 and schedule an appointment with our 91307 dental office.

We Can Complete a Dental Restoration Using These Solutions:

#1 – Dental fillings.

There are three main types of fillings: amalgam, composite, and porcelain. All three can be used to restore your tooth structure that has been lost due to decay or a minor chip. We can place them while keeping you comfortable, and the result will be a fully functional tooth. The main differences are in their appearance. An amalgam filling is a standard silver filling that has been used for decades. It is durable but stands out when you smile. On the other hand, composite and porcelain fillings will blend in and be indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure. This makes them appealing for any of our West Hills patients concerned about appearance.

#2 – Dental crowns.

At Gentle Biodentistry, we place dental crowns when our patients have suffered extensive damage or lost a significant portion of their enamel. Dental crowns are a cap that surrounds the visible portion of a tooth, providing ultimate security and protection. Whether you select stainless steel, gold, silver, or porcelain, your dental crowns will allow you to maintain a damaged tooth, rather than needing to extract it. All of these solutions will restore the functionality of your tooth but stainless steel, gold, and silver are typically only recommended for your back teeth or molars since they are visibly noticeable. Porcelain crowns, on the other hand, will blend in so no one can tell your tooth was damaged or restored. This makes porcelain crowns ideal for any of your front or visible teeth.

#3 – Inlays and Onlays.

Sometimes, dental crowns provide more coverage than is necessary and in this case, dental inlays and onlays are an excellent solution. As a West Hills, CA cosmetic dentist, we believe in providing the dental restoration you need, so our goal is to recommend the least invasive solution for accomplishing the job.

Schedule an Appointment for a Dental Restoration

Call (818) 883-7031 to schedule an appointment to discuss dental fillings, dental crowns, or any of our dental procedures. As a West Hills dentist, we provide compassionate care and can restore your teeth in a way that is both complete and gentle.