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What is restoration of a tooth?

Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace missing teeth or repair missing parts of the tooth structure. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth.

Is tooth restoration painful?

The Filling Process is Comfortable and Easy

In other words, getting a filling does not hurt at all. In fact, when you restore a decayed tooth, you eliminate the pain that often results from the cavity.

How long does tooth restoration last?

Dental bonding typically lasts between four and eight years. Porcelain veneers can be expected to last 15 to 20 years. Composite resin fillings have a lifespan of about five to seven years. And amalgam fillings last 10 to 15 years.

What is a Class 5 filling?

Class V: Cavity on the cervical third of the facial or lingual surfaces of any tooth (Think of the neck of the tooth) Class VI: Cavity on incisal edges of anterior teeth and cusp tips of posterior teeth (Class VI corresponds to the very top surface of a tooth)

What is a Class 1 restoration?

Class I Caries affecting pit and fissure, on occlusal, buccal, and lingual surfaces of molars and premolars, and palatal of maxillary incisors. Class II Caries affecting proximal surfaces of molars and premolars. ... Class V Caries affecting gingival 1/3 of facial or lingual surfaces of anterior or posterior teeth.