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What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — covering it to restore its shape, size, strength and improve appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
Where are your Crowns, Inlays and Onlays made?
Some of our restorations are milled right in our offices using E4D and Cerec technology. For others, we partner with Glidewell Labratories in Newport Beach, California. Glidewell is recognized for its innovative dental technology, experienced R&D department, and decades-long heritage of technological innovation. All of our restorations are made in America from the best materials and to the highest quality standards. We’re using the leading technology to ensure your comfort, function and aesthetic match.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are the step in between a filling and a crown. In fact, some people refer to onlays as “mini-crowns” because of their functional similarities. Inlays are designed sit down in the tooth between the cusps or “bumps” around the edges. An onlay will be larger than an inlay and wrapped around one or more of the cusps. They can be fabricated from gold, porcelain or other ceramic materials.
What are the advantages of inlays and onlays?
- Superior durability compared to fillings.
- Preserves more of the natural tooth than a crown.
- Provides greater stability to the remaining tooth structure.