When the outside of a tooth is damaged due to trauma, dental treatments or other factors, it may need protection to sustain function. Dental crowns and other dental repairs can add a protective exterior to a damaged tooth, protecting a weakened tooth from further damage. At Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove, we offer dental crowns, inlays and onlays to restore damaged teeth, with white or tooth-colored options available for an attractive tooth repair.
Dental crowns or caps can be made from several materials, including gold, silver and porcelain. A mold or 3D image is used to recreate the shape of the tooth from the desired material. A significant amount of the tooth material is removed, and a crown is placed over the tooth and bonded in place. This can protect the tooth underneath while creating a beautiful new tooth that is functional and blends naturally. Many dental crowns can be color-matched to the exact color of your natural teeth.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are often used when a tooth has too much damage to be repaired with fillings or bonding. A broken or severely cracked tooth may require a dental crown to restore the biting surface and protect the structure. Dental crowns are also recommended after extensive dental work, including root canals or when large cavities are removed.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
When only the top or side of a tooth has extensive damage, a full crown may not be needed. Instead, dental inlays or onlays can be used. These coverings are usually made from porcelain and created in a dental lab to fit over a portion of the tooth.
If you have a damaged, broken or cracked tooth, Laguna West Dental Care offers tooth restorations with dental crowns, inlays and onlays at our office. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.