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Restorative Dentistry Treatments: Common Restorative Dental Procedures

Restorative Dentistry Treatments

Restorative Dentistry Treatments | Even if you are extremely diligent with your at-home oral care, you may find yourself needing restorative dentistry treatments to bring back a healthy smile to your face.

Here are a few of the most popular restorative dentistry treatments and what they involve.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are a common type of restorative procedure that a dentist uses to repair a tooth that has decay or appears to have damage. This helps bring it back into its original state and strengthens it.

Dentists sometimes suggest patients to get inlays and onlays due to the more conservative approach the restorative dentistry treatments involves. This is because no healthy tooth structure will require removal to receive them. This is a minimally invasive treatment that helps many patients.

Although dental crowns are an effective procedure, they do require the removal of some tooth structure before placement. Anytime a dentist removes tooth structure , this weakens the tooth and increases the risk of an eventual tooth fracture.

Dentist create inlays and onlays themselves in a dental laboratory for fitting and bonding to damaged teeth by your dentist. The dentist places Inlays inside of fissures in teeth cusps. The larger onlay covers much more of the tooth surface.

Dental Fillings

Tooth fillings are for the treatment of cavities within a tooth caused by tooth decay. Your dentist will prepare a cavity by removing all of the damage within the tooth structure, filling the empty space using a special filling material. Some patients prefer fillings that are colored like their surrounding teeth.

For instance, you may need a tooth filling if you experience tooth decay, which is caused by harmful oral bacteria that eat away at tooth enamel. This causes the hole in a tooth known as a cavity. If you do not have such a tooth treated, it may lead to severe pain, infection or tooth loss.


Dental veneers are helpful in the case of minor dental imperfections. We will attach a thin shell onto the surface of your treated teeth using a bonding material. However, in some cases, a small amount of tooth enamel must be removed before fitting.

Some conditions treated by dental veneers include:

  • Chips
  • Small cracks
  • Stains
  • Gaps between teeth

At your consultation, you and your dentist can determine which type of dental veneer that you would like: composite or porcelain.

Porcelain, although it’s more costly, is best for durability and whitening, while composite is less expensive and only requires one dental appointment for placement.

Root Canal Restorative Dentistry Treatment

Above all, a root canal procedure becomes a need when a patient’s dental pulp hasĀ  extreme inflammation or infection, risking the loss of the tooth. Although a root canal is never something that a patient would desire, it has the benefit of saving the tooth.

In addition, after numbing your tooth with an anesthetic, your dentist will thoroughly remove all the decay and damage from your tooth structure and tissue. in short, they will fill the resulting space with an inert material, capping off the procedure by placing a dental crown on top of the tooth to provide additional strength and prevent further damage.

Learn More

Contact any of our offices below to learn more about restorative dentistry treatments.


Friendly Dental of Worcester

Unique Dental of Framingham

Middleboro Family Dental

Unique Dental of Pembroke

Uxbridge Family Dental

Unique Dental Of Winchendon

Cinema Smiles Dental

Unique Dental of Worcester

Wareham Family Dental


Unique Dental of Putnam

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