A lot of our patients ask, money aside, what would be the best possible restoration that could be placed in their tooth? The answer is simple. Your own sound healthy tooth! Nothing can beat what you were given in the first place, and any man-made restoration is really a compromise.
Restorations can, and do last for many years, but they all eventually fail and will need to be replaced. Each time they are replaced more sound tooth structure is removed, until eventually a restoration that started off as a small filling can end up becoming a crown.
This is where "prevention is better than cure" really comes into it's own. The moment a tooth is restored due to a breakdown by decay, you commit that tooth to a life-cycle of restorations. To this end we would like to share some helpful tips that may assist you in preventing having to need a restoration in the first place, or if it is too late, to help you look after your present restorations as best as possible.
This section is not meant to be diagnostic or prescriptive by any means, and if you have any dental issues that are of concern to you, you should consult with your Dentist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.