At some point in your life, you will experience a dental problem that will require some level of treatment. That treatment is known as restorative dentistry – it restores or repairs damage to the teeth, gums, and mouth. The four primary types of dental materials used to restore teeth are porcelain, dental amalgam, composite resin (ceramic and plastic compounds) and gold.
Restorative dentistry can come in the form of fillings (restores the surface of the teeth), veneers (repair and improve teeth that are cracked or chipped), crowns and bridges (restores teeth that have been excessively damage or need replaced), implants (a tooth replacement screwed into the jaw bone), inlays and onlays (restores part of a damaged tooth), and bonding (reshapes and lengthens teeth). If a tooth or teeth need restoration, there is a specific treatment for each issue.