When a tooth has been severely damaged or has undergone extensive dental treatments, it can need additional protection. Dental crowns, onlays and inlays are general dentistry treatments that can restore damaged teeth and keep them protected. At Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we offer beautiful options to repair teeth with crowns and inlays that match your natural teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
There are several conditions that require a dental crown to protect a tooth. Root canal therapy, multiple fillings, dental bridges and broken teeth can all be reasons for a dental crown. These protective coverings fit comfortably over your natural tooth and create a durable surface for chewing. They can also be designed from materials like porcelain to match your natural teeth, blending into your smile.
To fit a crown, some of the existing tooth material is removed to make room for the dental cap. The crown is created using imagery or physical impressions of your tooth to ensure it fits naturally into your bite. Once the tooth is prepared and the crown is created in a lab, it is fitted to your tooth and adhered permanently. Dental crowns can last for decades and provide a functional, beautiful new tooth for your smile.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
When a complete dental crown is not needed, but your tooth needs extra support, inlays or onlays can be used. Inlays add a formed covering for one or more sides of a tooth, often when fillings would cause too much stress. Onlays are used to cover the top or cusp of the tooth, giving it a durable biting surface that will last.
If you have a damaged or cracked tooth that needs repair, contact our office today for an appointment and come see us at Blooming Smiles Dental Studio. Our experienced dental team can repair your tooth and give you back a healthy smile.