Dental Crown
Porcelain Crowns Inlays Onlays

Crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as "caps" which are coverings that fit over teeth. Crowns may be necessary because of broken down old fillings, fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.

Crowns are made of natural looking porcelain and are made to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth. Sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

Placement of porcelain dental inlays and onlays is recommended when a damaged tooth requires more reinforcement than a composite resin filling can provide, usually due to deep decay or severely broken-down structure. Like fillings, inlays and onlays are placed in order to replace decayed tooth material and protect the teeth from further damage.
However, rather than being injected within teeth in the manner of dental fillings, dental inlays and onlays are crafted from attractive ceramic porcelain to match the dimensions of the damaged area so that they can replace the damaged tooth material and restore normal chewing ability.

Dental inlays and onlays are also generally more durable and longer-lasting than fillings.  Porcelain dental inlays are crafted to fit within the cusps of a damaged tooth's chewing surfaces, while porcelain onlays cover the entire chewing surface of the tooth. Because porcelain inlays and onlays are custom-designed to fit your smile in the same manner as a porcelain veneer or porcelain dental crown, your new dental inlays or onlays will match your smile perfectly and provide a healthy, natural-looking appearance along with restored tooth functionality.  If your smile is suffering due to chipping or decay and you believe that you may be a candidate for treatment with porcelain dental inlays or onlays, schedule an appointment at our clinic today.




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