A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged tooth to help protect it and restore its appearance to match the surrounding teeth. Crowns are typically used in general dental care to resolve issues surrounding cracked teeth, discoloration or alignment. The crown ultimately blends in with your smile by being shaped, formed and colored to match your existing teeth.
Using the latest in dental technology, your dentist takes an impression of your tooth and has our lab design and create a replacement crown specifically for your needs. Once the crown is made using porcelain that promises to provide the needed protection, it’s placed over your tooth. It’s a durable, seamless option that leaves your smile looking as beautiful as ever.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
When teeth become cracked or damaged, they expose the pulp within the tooth and are susceptible to infection. The build-up of plaque could ultimately consume the tooth entirely. Teeth showing signs of damage are also prone to severe discomfort and sensitivity. By choosing a dental crown, your dentist can ensure that your tooth not only looks better but feels better as well.
The tooth is cleaned before the crown is installed to ensure all signs of plaque and bacteria are gone. Once the crown has been cemented to your tooth, it appears and functions just like a regular tooth. It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Your cracked or damaged tooth will be completely unrecognizable under the protective shield of the new crown.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Teeth that require fillings because of cavities may benefit more from an inlay. Inlays are made of a strong, composite resin that is designed to resemble the natural enamel of your tooth and provide a protective shield once bonded. The inlay fills in gaps and returns the tooth to normal, both in function and appearance.
Onlays are very similar to inlays in that they offer further protection of the tooth. Where inlays are used to fill in gaps, onlays are used to cover them. They’re made of a composite resin as well, that fill in large gaps or spaces of a missing tooth entirely. Both are great options to explore to guarantee your smile is complete.
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