When the structure of a tooth is weakened from decay, damage or dental treatments, it may need protection. Dental crowns, inlays and onlays can restore damaged teeth, giving them back function and aesthetic appeal. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Columbine Creek Dentistry, we offer beautiful dental crowns and inlays or onlays for our patients that need cracked or damaged tooth repair.
Dental crowns are fitted to completely cover a tooth. First, the tooth is prepared for the crown by removing some of the tooth material. An impression is made of the tooth and bite to create a crown that will be the same size and shape as the tooth. A laboratory creates the crown, which is adhered to the tooth. Crowns are used for repair, as well as for cosmetics as part of a smile restoration.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are used when the entire tooth structure has been compromised. This is common with teeth that have been broken from trauma or have undergone root canal therapy. Crowns can be made from metals, ceramics or a combination of the two. Many people prefer porcelain crowns that match their tooth color and blend into their smile.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
A complete dental crown is not always needed to repair a tooth. An onlay or inlay can restore a tooth that only has damage on one side or on the cusp of the tooth. Usually, porcelain is used to create a top layer for the tooth to enhance the overall structure. The inlay or onlay is created in a lab, then adhered to the tooth for restoration.
When you have a tooth that needs repair, come see our expert team at Columbine Creek Dentistry. We offer beautiful repair options to restore your tooth structure for functionality and a beautiful smile. Contact us today for an appointment – we have extended hours and same day appointments available.