Crowns are commonly suggested when teeth are broken, worn, damaged by decay or have been root canaled. A crown restores the tooth’s shape, function, aesthetics and strength and can be fabricated from porcelain, metal, or a combination of both.
Crowns are commonly referred to as “caps” and cover the entire tooth. Full or ¾ crowns are especially useful when a tooth no longer has the strength to hold just a filling. Unlike fillings which are applied directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated in a laboratory. Your crown is then custom–made to your tooth. Want to know more? Schedule an appointment at Southbrook Dental Group and see if a dental crown is the right solution for your needs.
When a tooth requires a filling because of decay, fracture, chipping and cracks, a ¾ crown or onlay may be your best long-term option. Once there is a large amount of filling and less natural tooth structure and the risk of either the filling or tooth fracturing or breaking, it will be mentioned that a crown, ¾ crown or onlay will be your best option to protect the tooth and its function. With ¾ crown or onlay options, we are able to retain as much natural tooth structure as possible. Similar to crowns, onlays can be fabricated from the same material options. Proper oral hygiene is essential to keep them healthy and happy. To find out if dental onlays are the right solution for you, Southbrook Dental Group can help. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.