These days, thanks to a variety of options for dental restoration, you have many choices for repairing, worn, decayed, damaged and Fractured teeth and restoring a healthy and beautiful smile. The Restoration procedure can be done in a single office visit. Your dentist chooses from a variety of filling options based on the type and location of the filling. your dentist will perform one of two types of dental restorations: Direct: Direct tooth restoration involves placing a filling into a prepared tooth cavity immediately. Indirect: Indirect tooth restoration involves customized tooth replacements in the form of crowns, onlays, or inlays.