AMALGAM (SILVER) RESTORATIONS
Amalgam (silver) restorations are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. However, due to their dark colour, they are more noticeable than composite restorations and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
GIC restorations are also tooth coloured, although the exact shade may not be achieved. They are known for their fluoride release which gives ultimate protection for teeth from caries.They are also used along with composite restorations to enhance micro-mechanical bonding.
A Preventive Resin Restoration (PRR) is a thin, resin coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves.This prevents the occurrence of caries in the long run.
If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a crown, or cap, may be recommended. Decay that has reached the nerve may be treated in two ways: through root canal therapy (in which nerve damaged nerve is removed) or through a procedure called pulp capping (which attempts to keep the nerve alive).