Top 5 Cavity Restoration Options Explained

Two,Chewing,Side,Teeth,Of,The,Upper,Jaw,After,TreatmentMost people are familiar with having a filling to repair a cavity. However, there are other cavity restoration options available that don’t simply involve filling the cavity with dental amalgams. Our team is proud to offer patients the greatest variety when it comes to restoring their smiles and preventing cavities from returning.

After fillings, some patients are unhappy with the effect of treatment on the aesthetics of their smiles. For this reason, restorative dentistry offers cosmetic enhancements that restore your smile’s look and boost oral health protection.

Dental Crowns

dental crown is simply a cover placed over your current tooth. Typically made of metal, resin, porcelain, composite material, or a combination of any of these, a crown can be made to fit neatly over your existing tooth. However, if you want that crown to match the enamel of your other teeth, it will most likely be made of porcelain.

Dr. Kussman specializes in offering her patients same-day dental crowns using the patented CEREC® system. Click here to learn more!

Dental Bridges

If more than one tooth is damaged, you’ll likely need a bridge. A dental bridge — sometimes referred to as a partial denture — replaces two or more teeth. Without the dental bridge, your remaining teeth would slide toward the open gap left by your damaged/removed teeth, which could lead to other problems.


A common misunderstanding is to confuse veneers with crowns. Whereas a crown is larger and thicker and meant to cover your entire missing tooth, a veneer is thinner and designed to bond to your tooth’s surface – or put differently – to the front of your tooth. This makes veneers more cosmetically appealing to customers.

Inlays and Onlay

Inlays and onlays are good options for those concerned that a filling may not last. Inlays and onlays don’t contract like fillings, so they tend to have a longer life and are less likely to be replaced. An inlay is molded from your tooth and will cover the cavity in the center of the tooth. Onlays will replace the top of your tooth.

Book Your Cavity Restoration Appointment Today

Dr. Tammy Kussman and her team are well-known throughout the Brentwood, TN, community for their personalized service and commitment to quality patient care. Even if you do not have dental insurance, we want to help. Our wellness plan model can help you access the quality care you deserve, even if you don’t have coverage.

To discuss your cavity treatment and restoration options, please contact us online or call us at 615-346-3007.

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