Resin is a soft, tooth-colored material that hardens when it is shone with a blue light. A resin filling is a very conservative treatment as only the decayed part of the tooth need to be removed, and the best choice for smaller tooth cavity. It is completed is one visit.
A ceramic onlay is recommended for bigger cavity or when a lot more of tooth structure has been lost, due to decay or even fracture, as it is a very strong material. Ceramic material resembles a lot to natural tooth and almost indistinguishable to the eye.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crown
The standard go to material for its strength, versatility and cost. It is a tooth-colored restoration made from porcelain with a metal base to improve further its strength. The downside to this type of crown is due to the metal component that does not transmit light, it will not look as natural, but it is still the main choice for when esthetics is not needed
A highly esthetic material to replace missing tooth structure especially in the esthetic zone. The material covers the whole tooth to get back its function and looks. Its superior esthetics will make the tooth look the same as your natural teeth.
The tooth needs to be cut deeper by about 0.5 mm than that of a laminate veneer, which is great for tooth that has been broken a cavity or an accident.
For patients with a large cavity and also a very strong biting force, a gold crown and/or inlay is recommended for the patient. It is safe for human and it has similar strength and hardness to natural teeth, making it easy for the opposing teeth.
Badly destroyed teeth doesnt mean is has to be removed. Your natural teeth still can be preserved and be restored to be functional. Before that, endodontic treatment must be done to disinfect it and also prepare it for the final restoration.