What Are Dental Crowns and Onlays?
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a way to provide damaged or weakened teeth a strong support system against further erosion, decay, or further injuries. Think of dental crowns as protective armor that coats the exterior surface of your teeth, allowing for both cosmetic and functionality improvements of your teeth in day to day usage. Dental crowns are most commonly used to protect cracked teeth, correcting misshapen or discolored teeth, or even permanently replacing an extracted or otherwise lost tooth by attaching it to the top of a dental implant.
What Are Onlays?
Similar to dental crowns, onlays are also another type of support system for decaying or chipped teeth. Onlays are similar to dental crowns, but differ in the amount of your tooth they ultimately cover.
Unlike crowns, onlays replace less of the tooth, making them a less extreme and invasive option.
The following are example of situations where we may recommend an onlay:
- When a cusp of your tooth is damaged in a way that doesn’t allow for filling to be used.
- If there is a cavity present on a weak tooth that may crack if restored with a traditional filling.
- To avoid removing excess amount of a natural tooth, which is usually required to place a crown.
Why Choose Us?
Searching for a porcelain crowns dentist? Most dental offices rely on outsourced lab work for producing their dental crowns and onlays. With this method, patients typically have to wait weeks with a temporary crown on onlay while the lab finishes their permanent ones.
At Genuine Dental Arts, we can skip this long process because we make our crowns and onlays right in our office. Our cheap dental crowns and onlays are made using strong porcelain and contain no metal. Best of all, we can produce our crowns in just a day. Your crowns or onlays are planned, designed, and fabricated right in our office using modern CAD and CAM technology.