A crown is sometimes termed a "cap" or "jacket." A crown will restore a large filling or a cracked tooth to its original size, shape and tooth color. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your teeth.
A filling is a way to restore a decayed or damaged tooth back to its normal function, shape and color. When you get a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed material from the tooth, clean the affected area, and then fill the area with a material deisgned for fillings.
Bonding can fix minor cosmetic dental problems such as closing small gaps between teeth, adding tooth length or changing the overall shape of a tooth by bonding a special resin to your tooth. Bonding is the least expensive dental procedure that can fix such issues.
Inlays & Onlays
You can think of a dental inlay and onlay as being midway between a filling and a crown. Inlays and onlays are used when not enough tooth structure remains to support a filling, but the tooth is not so severely damaged that it needs a crown.
A root canal may be needed if the decay has reached the tooth's nerve. Essentially, a root canal involves cleaning out a tooth's infected root, and then filling and sealing the canal.
If a patient has an excess amount of tissue that connects the lower and upper lips to the jaw and gum line, a frenectomy procedure is performed to remove the excess tissue.