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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Fillings are used when decay or an old filling is removed from a tooth and replaced with a bonded restorative material. Today, we most commonly use a dental composite. This is a Resin, or tooth colored material.
A crown is used when the tooth’s enamel requires replacement due to decay, or fracture. This will cover all of the exposed tooth structure, much like a hat or cap worn on your head. There are 3 different types of crowns:
A restoration used to replace a missing tooth, consists of at least three teeth. Each tooth on either side of the space is prepared for crowns. The bridge restoration is crowns fused together and cemented onto the prepared teeth. One crown on each good tooth with a false tooth, called a pontic, in-between. Bridges are made of a metal substructure, and then covered in porcelain completely hiding the metal. In some circumstances all Porcelain bridges can be fabricated depending on the location of the missing tooth.
Inlays are very similar to fillings. They are made of one piece of porcelain or gold bonded into the preparation. Onlays are very similar to Inlays, but as the name suggests, it encompass the cusps or points of the teeth. This restoration lies over the top of the tooth and is made of porcelain or gold.
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