A direct restoration is also commonly known as a dental filling, which is a type of dental restoration hand crafted in the mouth to rebuild broken or diseased tooth tissue back to normal aesthetic and function.
At Leicestershire Dental Studio, we truly pride ourselves on providing the best quality and precision treatment in removing disease and restoring function to your teeth and oral health.
We strongly resist calling direct restorations a “filling” as this completely minimises the careful and precise skill required to biomimetically rebuild a tooth to replicate nature. We take pride in using the latest evidence and skillset to treat each tooth with the utmost of care and respect, and this is revealed in the outcomes of our treatments.
In most cases our material of choice is a composite resin which has amazing properties and can be placed adhesively to your clean tooth to restore it.
The most common indication for needing a filling is the presence of dental decay in your teeth. This is why it’s really important that you have regular and routine comprehensive dental examinations with us at Leicestershire Dental Studio.
Dental decay can develop when bacteria in your mouth starts causing disease within the structure of your teeth, and this disease can spread deeper into the tooth, through the enamel, dentine and to the pulp.
If caught early, then the dental decay can be carefully removed from the tooth, and the remaining tooth can be restored appropriately, in many cases with a direct restoration.
A direct restoration (for example a composite filling) is one type of dental filling used to restore a tooth to its original form.
Sometimes patients might think they need a direct restoration if they’ve noticed that their tooth is starting to break down or if they’re starting to get sensitivity to cold or sweet on particular teeth.
However, the only way to know whether a dental filling is a suitable option for you is to attend for a comprehensive dental examination.
This includes full assessment of your teeth and gums with magnification, high definition photographs and scans of your teeth, detailed radiographs (x-rays) of your teeth and bone to look under the surface, and other special tests and investigations to assess the status of your teeth.