The smallest restoration we carry out is a filling. You may choose to have a silver (amalgam) filling or a white (composite) filling. There are pros and cons to both and your dentist will discuss these with you should you need a filling.
For a larger hole, you may need an inlay. This is made from a white material, similar to porcelain, to the exact shape of the hole you have, rather like a jigsaw piece, and glued in place. It is a very strong and long lasting solution to a larger hole caused by decay.
When the tooth is broken down we may well try to restore the tooth with a crown. This is a jacket like structure which fits over the tooth and is glued in place. Just like an inlay, the tooth will need to be prepared by the dentist first to ensure the crown is the best possible fit. Crowns can be made of many different materials including gold and porcelain and your dentist will talk you through all your options before deciding which the best one for you is.
If you want to change the shape or colour of a tooth, you may choose to have veneers placed. Popularised by celebrities, they tend to be a cosmetic solution used at the front of the mouth to create a beautiful smile.