Choosing the right tooth restoration procedure will depend on a variety of factors, from the location of the tooth to the nature of the restoration.
How much tooth structure remains, for example? Where will be the filling beplaced? How much work (chewing) will the tooth be responsible for?
Depending on the nature of the restoration, Dr. Hallett and Dr. Pollard will undertake either a direct filling, placed immediately into a prepared cavity, or an indirect filling, such as an inlay, onlay, veneer, bridge or crown. Materials also vary. While gold and porcelain are useful for situations requiring strength and durability, simple composite resin fillings can also mimic the appearance of natural teeth, allowing for beautiful tooth coloured restorations.