Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays

Save Your Tooth with a Dental Crown

Crowns, Inlays, OnlaysWhen a tooth incurs sever damage, whether due to an infection or trauma, its health may decline. To save a tooth we offer crowns, inlays, and onlays. These restorative solutions offer varying degrees of protection and structural stability, so you may preserve your natural tooth, while restoring the health and beauty of your smile.

About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns provide maximum protection and stability to an ailing tooth. These prosthetics are commonly called “caps” as a result of their hollow-body structure. A crown is a custom-crafted, artificial restoration that we will cement permanently over your remaining natural tooth. We offer a number of restoration options, including:

  • Porcelain: Crafted out of thin, translucent layers of porcelain, this crown offers a beautiful, natural finish and is appropriate for anterior teeth.
  • Zirconia: Similar to porcelain, Zirconia offers a stunning, natural appearance with added strength, making it a more appropriate solution for back, load-bearing teeth.
  • PFM (Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal): This crown blends the strength of a metal base with the aesthetic beauty of porcelain.
  • Metal: Metal crowns offer the greatest strength and stability for teeth in need of superior support.

About Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays complete the appearance of your tooth, while restoring structural stability. Unlike a dental crown, inlays and onlays fit into your tooth like puzzle pieces rather than covering an entire tooth. An onlay replaces damaged cusps on the top of your teeth, as well as tissue along the sides of your teeth. An inlay replaces missing tissue that lies within the cusps on top of your teeth. Inlays and onlays greatly reduce your chance of tooth breakage and bacterial invasion.

When Should You See Your Corona Dentist?

If you have suffered severe physical damage or have undergone a root canal treatment, a dental crown may offer you the best option for preserving and protecting your remaining natural tooth. For a tooth that has suffered a large cavity or partial damage, you may qualify as a candidate for an inlay or onlay. Your Corona family dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the best solution.