At Southdale Dental Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, a dental restoration is a procedure designed to replace a missing tooth (or teeth). When a tooth has decayed to the point where a filling cannot restore the tooth, an onlay restoration or crown (cap) is needed. When a tooth is cracked, a crown is required. When teeth are chipped, composite fillings or dental bonding can be used to restore that tooth. A fixed bridge replaces one or more missing teeth, and a full or partial denture replaces all or some teeth.
Onlay restorations are custom-fitted, tooth-shaped restorations that fit into a prepared cavity or over a broken or damaged tooth. They cover a more significant portion of the tooth than a traditional filling and are usually made from either tooth-colored gold or tooth-colored porcelain. Onlays require two visits, one for preparing the cavity or tooth and one for bonding the onlay.
Composite (white) fillings are a good, more conservative choice for a filling. They are made of dental resin that can match your teeth' color. They’ll not only stop tooth decay but also look great doing it.
A crown, or cap, is a custom covering for a tooth. It may be recommended after a tooth has been damaged in an accident or from decay. A crown will protect the tooth and restore it to its standard shape and size.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is an acrylic plate that fits over some or most of your natural teeth. It will typically be secured using suction or dental adhesive.
A partial denture is a removable appliance that fills in the space between one or more natural teeth and is typically held in place with clips.
A fixed dental bridge is a restoration option that requires your remaining teeth to be reshaped to support the bridge. The bridge looks like multiple teeth but consists of three crowns and a pontic. The two crowns on each side anchor the bridge in place, while the pontic fills the gap in the middle. A dentist can only remove fixed dental bridges.
Southdale Dental Kingston, Jamaica West Indies is located at Southdale Dental, Shop 8, E. Southdale Plaza, 3 South Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica, 00010, and can be reached at (876) 929-3312 for the best dental services.