What is a dental restoration?

If you have a damaged or badly decayed tooth, our team may recommend a dental restoration to improve the function and appearance of your smile. Depending on your unique circumstances, our team may recommend a direct or indirect restoration.

What are direct dental restorations?

A direct restoration can typically be completed in only one visit. Generally, a direct restoration is a dental filling, which involves filling a cavity or repairing cracks or other damage to your teeth. Fillings can also be used to correct damage caused by habits like teeth grinding or nail biting.

What are indirect dental restorations?

Indirect restorations are restorations that are created in a dental laboratory rather than being shaped directly on your tooth. These types of replacements include crowns, onlays, and inlays. Dental crowns, or caps, are used to cover a damaged tooth starting at the gum line. Onlays and inlays are used to repair teeth that are too damaged for a filling to repair but are not damaged enough to require a crown.

At Center For Dental Rehabilitation, our dentist, Dr. Maureen Toal, realizes that it is important to not only restore your smile to its optimal condition, but to also clean and remove and decay and infection. Our team understands, however, that these procedures can be stressful. To help make your dental restoration in Phoenix, Arizona, as comfortable as possible, we will gladly offer the appropriate sedation. If you have any questions about the services we offer, please feel free to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you!