A badly deformed or damaged tooth can ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. At Pearl Dental Care, we can restore your beautiful smile. Dental crowns are a general dental treatment that can add strength and support to a tooth that has been damaged through decay, trauma or some other factor. Your weakened tooth is protected by the application of a dental crown.
Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials. Determining what material is best for the crown depends on the age of the patient, and other factors such as the purpose for the crown, which tooth is in need of a crown and the cost. Dental crowns can be made of stainless steel, gold, acrylic resin, and porcelain fused to gold. These materials are the most popular for use. At Pearl Dental Care, we work with you to decide the best type of crown for your situation.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
When a tooth has been cracked or damaged in some way, it becomes weakened. The pressure exerted through chewing only makes the situation worse. Putting a crown on such a tooth restores the integrity of the tooth and it can also restore your smile. Tooth-colored crowns such as porcelain fused to metal or ceramic or acrylic resins give your smile a natural look. Some people prefer the look of gold. We will consult with you on the selection of the crown that suits you and your budget.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
A crown is not always the answer. Sometimes an inlay or onlay will add enough protection for the tooth when there is not enough tooth missing for a full crown but too much for a regular filling. These prosthetics are often used to fill large cavities in back teeth. An inlay fits on the topside center or occlusal part of the tooth. The onlay usually covers one or more of the cusps of a tooth. Sometimes the onlay is called a partial crown. It does not cover the entire crown of the tooth, but it does cover a large portion of it.
These types of restorations give weakened teeth protection and can restore the beauty of your smile. Contact us today for your consultation at Pearl Dental Care.