What is a permanent filling?
A permanent seal. The dentist removes the temporary filling. A permanent filling is then used to seal the tooth. If needed, an artificial crown is placed on top of the filling and around the remaining natural tooth. Crowns can be made of ceramic, gold alloy, or porcelain fused to metal.
What is a permanent restoration?
Dental restorations – What do we mean by ‘permanent‘? Dental restorations (fillings, crowns, bridges, implants etc) are often referred to as ‘permanent‘ or ‘temporary’. … The temporary crown is designed to be removed easily and quickly without damage to the underlying tooth at the next visit, unsually 1-2 weeks later.
What is the difference between a temporary and permanent filling?
Permanent fillings often match the natural color of a tooth. Temporary fillings, on the other hand, usually have a different color. This allows your dentist to easily locate the filling when replacing it with a permanent one. A temporary filling may be bright white, whitish gray, or white with a blue or pinkish hue.