Dental crowns are an ideal general dentistry treatment for reinforcing cracked and damaged teeth, which will strengthen the tooth and help stop the spread of decay. The three main types of dental crown are ceramic, base metal alloy, and porcelain fused to metal. The condition of the tooth will determine which crown is best for you, so we will carry out a comprehensive exam before deciding on a course of action. Modern crowns are much stronger than their predecessors, which means that you will recover full functionality in the tooth and regain the ability to eat the foods that you love without discomfort.
Restoring cracked or damaged teeth is part of maintaining your overall oral health. Cracks and damage to teeth promotes decay, which can spread to the gums and bone, leading to gum disease and causing the bone to weaken and erode. You will look and feel much better, once the crown is fitted. Chewing and drinking becomes easier and, once the crown has settled, you will experience significantly less sensitivity in the affected teeth. We want to save as much of the original tooth as possible, so do not hesitate to make an appointment if you suspect your tooth is cracked or notice damage.
An inlay is a filling, usually porcelain, which is used to fill cavities and prevent decay. The inlay is created by taking a mold of the cavity so that the tooth is restored to its original shape and bite. These inlays are both a restorative and preventative dental treatment, as the tooth is repaired and further damage is prevented. Onlays are similar to inlays, except they are used to restore the cusps of the teeth. By restoring these outer surfaces through the use of veneers and crowns, for example, Marvin Village Dentistry can prevent further damage and decay to your teeth. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.