Restoration of broken teeth
Fillings and Crowns
Fillings are used to treat tooth decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is first cleaned out and the filling is placed in the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings can be used to repair cracked or broken teeth and to build up teeth that have been worn down.
What types of filling materials are available?
Teeth can be filled with an array of materials. The location and extent of dental decay as well as your preferences will determine the type of material that suits you the best. At Newnham dental care we do not use mercury based fillings.
Dental crowns (or caps) are made to prolong the life of your own tooth. They completely cover a heavily filled or broken tooth. Crowns are made of ceramics or metal/gold and they can also be made with a combination of both.
Indications for dental crowns
1 Smile improvement
2 Prevention of fracture after a root-canal treatment
3 Stabilise a fractured tooth
4 To protect a large filling