Implant Restoration is restoring the function of the tooth by replacing missing or damaged tooth structure. Restorations are classified as either:
- Direct- The restoration is fabricated, or made inside the mouth. An example would be a composite filling, amalgam filling, or stainless steel crown.
Indirect- The restoration is made outside of the mouth. An example would be a veneer, crown, bridge, implant, inlay, or onlay. Common materials used are gold and zirconia.
Also Known As: Fillings, Crowns, Veneers, Inlay, and Onlay.