Dental crowns, or caps, are protective covers for damaged teeth. They are placed over an existing tooth that is cracked, misaligned or discolored. The crown will be formed in the shape and color of your natural tooth so that it blends with your smile.
To install a crown, our dentist will have an impression made of your natural tooth and send it to our lab, where it will be used to form a replacement crown. The new crown is the result of the very latest in dental technology. It is a protective porcelain cover that is a durable, natural-looking and seamless addition to your natural teeth.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
A cracked or damaged tooth is vulnerable to food particle intrusion and bacteria. You will experience discomfort and sensitivity to extreme temperatures if the cracked tooth exposes the tooth pulp. Dental crowns not only provide a cosmetic solution to damaged teeth but a protective shield against infection and plaque.
Using the most advanced materials available, we can form a dental crown that will serve as a permanent solution to your damaged or cracked tooth. Any existing decay will be removed before your dental crown is cemented into place over the damaged tooth. Once in place, it will function and look just like your natural teeth to restore your smile.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
For teeth that require fillings for cavities, our dentist may recommend inlays which are formed to fill those gaps to look and function like normal teeth. A composite resin is used to simulate the natural enamel surface of your tooth and serve as a permanent bond.
Onlays are similar to inlays, but also provide a cover where a missing tooth or part of a tooth is missing. In either case, your inlays can be formed from a variety of materials and protect against future decay of your natural tooth.
Contact Lakewood Dental Trails today to schedule a consultation and find out if dental crowns are right for you.