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Dental Restoration & Restorative Dental Treatments

Do you have issues with your smile? Missing or broken teeth, weak teeth, weakened or damaged fillings? Restorative dental treatments could be the answer you’ve been looking for.  

Dental restoration work is carried out to help improve damaged, broken or weak teeth. It is the process of replacing a missing or damaged tooth with a synthetic tooth part. This could be in its entirety or just partially.

Previously, dental restorations consisted mainly of metal amalgam fillings. Nowadays, thanks to ever-advancing technology, there is a range of options that can provide strong, natural-looking, tooth-coloured cosmetic alternatives, which will leave your smile looking beautiful and feeling healthy. These include; fillings, crowns, implants, bridges and dentures.

Speak to our team at Dee Dental to find out if restorative dental treatment is right for you. We offer a full range of services and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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Who are Restorative Dental Solutions for?

As dental restoration work is a varied and broad term, treatments are available widely available for a range of people. Generally speaking, the treatment is suited to anyone with missing teeth or parts of their teeth but also be used to treat those suffering from decay, fracturing or tooth weakness.

Not only does restorative dentistry improve the look of the tooth, but it restores function to it too. You'll find it much more comfortable to eat, smile, laugh and generally live your life.


So, what is Dental Restoration?

There are now more choices than ever when it comes to filling cavities and undergoing restorative dental treatment. Thanks to the incredible advancements in dental technology, dental restoration work has never been safer, more effective or more affordable. 

Each type of dental restoration has its own pros and cons, and our dental specialists will walk you through which one might be right for you and set out the available options offered at the Dee Dental surgery.


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What are the different types of Dental Restorations? 

  • Fillings – Fillings are some of the most popular types of dental restorations. Previously, the majority of fillings were done with gold and silver amalgam. Nowadays, composite fillings are the most popular type of filling as they can mimic your natural tooth colour and fill the cavity seamlessly without standing out.
  • Implants – Implants are a permanent solution for teeth that are entirely missing. The procedure involves a titanium screw fusing directly with a bone socket, providing a life-like tooth root. After this metal anchor is fitted and healed, a cap in the form of a crown will be fitted on top, creating a natural-looking, sturdy replacement tooth. 
  • Crowns – Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over a damaged tooth to restore its shape in a natural-looking way. Crowns help add strength to your bite and can be used to hold a bridge in place or can fit over a dental implant. 
  • Bridges – Bridges are designed to literally “bridge” the gap between missing teeth. They are false teeth that can be cemented permanently in place and have the option to be anchored by crowns on either side. Common materials used for creating bridges are porcelain, gold or alloys (and sometimes a combination of all).  
  • Dentures – Dentures are the most well-known form of dental restoration. Unlike the treatments above, dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and can come complete or partial, depending on the number of missing teeth a patient may have. Dentures are often made of acrylic resin, with combined metal attachments added for extra sturdiness.  

As a private dental clinic committed to excellent dental care, Dee Dental is proud to offer all the above treatments. If you would like to find out more about any of the dental restorations we can provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.  


What are the benefits of dental restorations? 

Dental restoration work comes with a range of benefits. Firstly, they dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. If you have missing or broken teeth, it’s understandable that you might feel conscious about showing them off. By undergoing restorative dental treatment and transforming the look of your smile, you'll boost your self-confidence and mental health.

Restorative dental practices also help to strengthen and add to your bite. You will be able to chew much better and easier after having a missing tooth replaced, allowing you to enjoy all kinds of foods that might have been impossible beforehand. 

Lastly, dental restorations can help make your speech clearer. Having one or several missing teeth can impact the way you speak, so by having these replaced properly, you will regain your usual way of speaking before any dental trauma occurred. Again, this helps to improve a person's confidence as there's no need to feel any level of self-consciousness when expressing yourself.


Frequently Asked Questions


What are the risks of dental restoration work? 

Thanks to the many advancements in dental work over the years, restorative dental treatment is extremely safe and comes with minimal risk to the patient.   

You can expect some general discomfort and heightened sensitivity around the area of your mouth where treatment was carried out, but this should subside after a week or so.

In some rare cases, you may develop an infection or have a reaction to the metal used in the dental restoration, but this is highly unlikely. If this should happen, contact a medical or dental professional.


What type of filling is best? 

There are two main types of fillings you can have when it comes to dental restorations. These are composite fillings and amalgam fillings. The significant difference between the two types of fillings is colour and strength.

  • Composite Fillings – made from materials matching the colour of your teeth. They are the more modern alternative and thus are more advanced and stronger. Composite fillings also protect more of the tooth structure as there is no need to drill away as much of the tooth compared with amalgam fillings. 
  • Amalgam Fillings – made of a combination of metal alloys with small quantities of mercury placed inside. The colour of the dental amalgam is silver or gold, meaning it can be visible when talking or eating. On the NHS, these are the only fillings available to over 15s for posterior (back) teeth. The benefit of amalgam fillings is that they are less sensitive to moisture, so they can be placed faster than composite. 

Although composite fillings have become more popular in recent years, the type of filling that is best for you will depend on your individual situation and preferences. Why not contact the Dee Dental team to further speak through your filling options? We’d be happy to hear from you.  


What aftercare is needed for dental restorations?  

As with most procedures, a basic level of aftercare is needed to ensure that your dental restorations stay healthy for a long time.   

  • Practice good oral hygiene, just as you would with our natural teeth.
  • Brush at least twice daily with an electric toothbrush, spending 30 sections on each section of your mouth.
  • Floss daily.
  • Use mouthwash regularly.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups.
  • Contact your dentist immediately if any restoration work comes loose or is damaged.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid hard or crunchy foods in the weeks after your restorative dental work.


Get In touch 

Choosing dental restoration work is by no means a small commitment. There are many factors to consider, but it could be life-changing if the treatment is right for you.

We’d be happy to talk you through all your available options and find the best treatment plan for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!