All About Complete Dental Restorations

October 5, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts
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Complete dental restorations include restorative dental treatments such as dental crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and even extractions. At Oakboro Family Dentistry, we provide the following restorative options for our patients:

  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Extractions
  • Inlays

While some of the restorative options may only be needed when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, these treatments can be necessary to restore the full functionality of your tooth.


A filling is one of the most common dental procedures. It involves removing decay from the tooth and replacing it with composite material (a tooth-colored filling) or an amalgam (a silver colored filling).

Root Canals

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, can have a scary connotation that conjures images of a dentist drilling carelessly into your mouth. The truth is, root canal treatment gently removes infection to restore your tooth. Often, it is the infection that causes pain, not the root canal treatment itself.

Crowns & Bridges

A crown covers a damaged or infected tooth to create a stable, reliable tooth. If your tooth is infected, we’ll do a root canal, then restore your tooth with a crown. A weak, infected, or damaged tooth can lead to more issues down the road if not treated. A bridge involves two crowns placed on either side of a gap to literally “bridge the gap” between a missing tooth and two healthy teeth.


An extraction, or getting a tooth pulled, can be scary and a little unnerving for anyone. You are essentially pulling a tooth because it is beyond repair, or because you simply don’t want to repair the damage to the tooth. An extraction is a very straightforward process, and healing time only takes a few days to a couple of weeks.


A dental inlay fills the space in between the cusps on top of the tooth’s surface, rather than covering an entire cusp of the tooth or the entire biting surface of the tooth.

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