Dental crowns are for the full protection or restoration of teeth. Although crowns can be made of any material, often crowns are made of gold or ceramics and porcelain to match the tooth color. Crowns protect the root and strengthen the inner pulp. Instead of losing a severely infected tooth, you can undergo root canal therapy to preserve the material left and protect it with a crown.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
A cracked or broken tooth can lead to infection or decay of the teeth or gums without general dental treatment. If left untreated, you will eventually lose the tooth. We restore cracked or damaged teeth by using fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns. The treatment depends on the kind of damage. Fillings are usually to fill cavities, which is a decaying of the inner pulp. Inlays and onlays are very similar in purpose to fillings. Crowns, on the other hand, are a complete means of protecting and strengthening the structure of the tooth when fillings are no longer a sufficient solution.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Unlike fillings, inlays and onlays are molded out of porcelain outside the mouth and bonded to the teeth. Fillings, inlays and onlays all prevent the damage caused by a chipped tooth from spreading into a fissure by sealing or fusing the space. As inlays and onlays are an external brace, the tooth usually feels less stressed. Although these have a similarity to crowns, a crown is usually the last step. Crowns often follow a root canal or are used as part of a dental bridge.
If you need periodontal composite restoration, a crown or bridge maintenance, please contact our office today. The team of South Blvd Dentistry is prepped with blankets, pillows and warm towelettes to sooth you through the process of these procedures. We offer CareCredit and comprehensive financing for what your insurance does not cover.