Crowns are like a cap that covers the surface of the tooth structure above your gums. Crowns are recommended when a simple filling is not sufficient. These instances include: a cavity becomes big enough to compromise the entire structure of the tooth, significant cracking from a previous large filling, or if the tooth has had a root canal. Because the tooth structure is badly damaged, we utilize several strong materials to cover the remaining healthy tooth to prevent further deterioration. These materials range from gold to all porcelain to match your natural tooth. Our office works closely with a master ceramist that creates beautiful natural looking crowns with a unique custom shade and shape.
Inlays and onlays are made of a porcelain material (the same as a crown), for a tooth that has more tooth structure that is affected by breakage or a cavity that need a more durable material than composite. These restorations are extremely durable, match in color, and allow our doctors to be extremely conservative saving good tooth structure.
The first step toward achieving a beautiful and healthy smile.