When a tooth requires complete protection or a restoration is needed, dental crowns are used as coverings for teeth and implants. Dental crowns can be made of many materials and are fitted over a prepared tooth to protect the root and pulp. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Rolling Hills Dentistry, we provide beautiful dental crowns to repair or protect teeth that fit perfectly into a complete smile.
Dental crowns are commonly made from ceramics or porcelain to match the color of the existing teeth and provide a durable covering. Crowns are commonly used after a root canal, as part of a dental bridge, as a covering for dental implants and for damaged tooth repair. When designed and fitted properly, they will match the bite and alignment, making it almost impossible to detect a crown versus a natural tooth.
When a tooth has been cracked or damaged, the outside material must be strengthened and the interior protected. A dental crown is often needed to protect a tooth that has been weakened due to trauma or large dental treatments. In some cases, an inlay or onlay can be used to repair a cracked or damaged tooth if only part of the tooth is weakened.
Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain to match the color of the tooth and can protect a tooth that has been damaged. Unlike fillings, onlays and inlays are created outside the mouth and bonded to the tooth for the repair. This puts less stress on a weakened tooth than a filling and can prevent further damage to a cracked or damaged tooth.
If you have a cracked or damaged tooth that needs a dental crown, inlay or onlay, come see us at Rolling Hills Dentistry. We offer beautiful tooth restorations at our office in Danbury. We have financing plans available and accept many dental insurance plans. Contact us today for your appointment.