Dental restorations are among the most common dental procedures and include fillings, inlays, onlays, veneers, implants, crowns, bridges and dentures. They are used to restore damaged, decayed or missing teeth. They can also relieve associated dental pain. They can frequently save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Direct restorations are made in the dental office directly in the patient’s mouth. Indirect restorations are made in a dental laboratory using impressions made of the patient’s teeth. These usually require multiple visits to the dental office. Restoration can be performed on both permanent and primary teeth. Restoration on primary teeth is performed in the same manner as permanent teeth.