When a tooth’s structure has been compromised due to trauma or extensive dental repairs, it needs protection. Chewing and jaw pressure can lead to further damage if the tooth is left unprotected. Dental crowns, inlays and onlays offer options to protect damaged teeth – all available at Dental Care Acworth with our general dentistry treatments.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are a protective covering for teeth that fit over the outside of the tooth. Crowns or caps can be made from metals like gold or silver or with white materials like ceramic or porcelain. Dental crowns are used to repair broken or damaged teeth that need protection. They can be used as part of restorative procedures like dental bridges or dental implants to replace missing teeth. In some cases, dental crowns can be used as part of a cosmetic procedure to cover an aesthetically flawed tooth or teeth.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
In some cases, a full dental crown is not needed, but the tooth may still need protection. Inlays and onlays of porcelain are used to give the tooth structure and stability on just one side or the top portion of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are often used when the repair is too large for a filling. Unlike fillings, inlays and onlays are created in a lab and then bonded to the tooth instead of hardening within the tooth. This can limit the stress on the tooth, protecting it from further damage.
If you have a broken or damaged tooth that needs repair, come see our dental experts at Dental Care Acworth. We offer beautifully designed inlays, onlays and dental crowns that can protect and repair your teeth while blending into your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to restore your damaged tooth. We accept most dental insurance plans and have flexible payment options.