It is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual. It includes restorations, inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges and root canal therapy.
Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced.
A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth.
A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anaesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth, to cover it and to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.