Options For Restoring a Single Tooth

Single Tooth Dental Implant

With the recent advancements in dentistry, you now have multiple options for restoring a single tooth if it gets damaged or knocked off. Having a missing tooth restored protects the alignment of your jawbone and prevents unwanted tooth movements that would otherwise affect the adjacent natural teeth.

Modern cosmetic dentistry can address all major oral problems, including a misaligned bite and broken teeth. Dental patients living with noticeable dental issues can get their natural smiles restored through the following tooth restoration options:


Fillings are the most common option for restoring decayed teeth. Tooth decay occurs typically when food particles get trapped between teeth and bacteria present there to convert the simple sugars into acids that erode the enamel. If left untreated, the decay can eventually invade the inner layers with nervous tissue. This triggers intense pain that can spread to the rest of your face.

Fillings prevent teeth decay from progressing to the extent that the pulp gets exposed, requiring extraction or a root canal. Fillings are made from composite resins, silver amalgam, and metals such as silver and gold to fit all needs. If you are looking for natural-looking teeth fillings that are indistinguishable from your natural teeth, you should consider composite resins.

Teeth whitening

If you have discoloured teeth, getting professional teeth whitening treatment can go a long way to restoring teeth. You can consult your dentist on best improving your teeth’ colour and explore various restoration options. A single teeth whitening treatment can go a long way in boosting your confidence and restoring a naturally radiant smile.

Dental bridges

Dental bridges are used to restore one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two parts: a pair of crowns attached to the adjacent teeth and artificial teeth held in place by the crowns. The abutment teeth used to anchor the dental bridges are first shaped by the dentist so that the crowns can fit perfectly on them before the artificial teeth, also known as pontics, can be installed.  Dental bridges are highly recommended when dealing with multiple missing teeth.


Having a dental implant is the best way to replace or restore a missing tooth. A dental implant imitates the natural design of the missing tooth so that it functions naturally. Dental implants also mimic the natural roots found on the missing teeth to prevent jawbone tissue deterioration which often occurs when the jaw lacks adequate stimulation. Dental implants restore genuine smiles at no additional maintenance requirements. You just have to continue practicing good oral hygiene.


Dental crowns are also known as caps, and they are dental prosthetics used to cover up and protect badly damaged teeth. Crowns are designed to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth. Crowns are usually used hand in hand with other implants and dental bridges to restore severely damaged teeth. Most dental caps are made of porcelain and ceramics, but you can ask your dentist for silver or gold-based crowns if you prefer the extra pizzazz.

Dental Onlay

A dental-only is used to restore decayed and cracked teeth seriously compromised beyond fixing with a standard filling. Dentists prefer dental onlays to strengthen the undamaged parts of the injured tooth and provide extra protection from continued damage.

Resin-bonded partial denture

Your dentist may recommend getting a resin-bonded fixed partial denture to restore a missing tooth that’s adjacent to natural teeth. This restoration process takes less preparation time and works on the adjacent teeth while also cutting down the cost of dental bridges.  Resin-bonded partial dentures have lower failure rates making them an excellent recommendation for anyone seeking a long-term fix for a missing tooth.

Final thoughts

Never let a missing or severely damaged tooth impede your natural smile. Your dentist can look at your dental situation and recommend the best option for restating a single tooth. With such a wide range of options, every dental patient can find a restoration technique that fixes their teeth with aesthetically pleasing implants. These are identical to your natural teeth and keep the remaining natural teeth in place to help maintain a natural-looking jawline. Get in touch with our Bayswater dentist today, and let us restore your teeth and smile.