Dental restorations are used to improve chewing, to reinforce a tooth or to improve its appearance. The most common materials used are composite resin, amalgam, ceramic and gold.
What is a veneer?
Veneers are thin porcelain or composite shells that are glued to the visible surface of teeth. Used for cosmetic purposes, they can fill an interdental space, correct the shape or colour of a tooth or, in some cases, help realign teeth.
What is a crown?
Made of ceramic, crowns reinforce and protect teeth that have been badly damaged or that have undergone a root canal treatment. Shaped like a little hat, a crown completely covers the tooth.
What is an inlay?
Inlays offer more benefits than a traditional filling when a tooth has been significantly compromised. Made out of ceramic or gold, inlays are stronger and can better withstand the pressure exerted on teeth during chewing.
The type of intervention, your dental habits and the location of the tooth to be treated will determine which type of restoration and material works best in your situation.