Restorations are used in dentistry to repair parts of teeth destroyed by either decay or trauma. Restorations can be fillings, inlays, onlays or dental crowns. An indirect restoration is done outside the mouth. Usually a dentist takes an impression of the tooth, sends it to the lab technician who makes the indirect restoration (inlay, onlay or crown). Direct restorations consist of convetional fillings and the dentist makes them directly inside the mouth.


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