Porcelain Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays
Broken teeth can be just as dangerous for your oral health as gum disease. Without appropriate treatment, patients face endodontic infection, which can ultimately require root canal therapy or tooth extraction. At Temescal Dental, we use cosmetic restorations including porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays to effectively cover and restore broken or damaged teeth. Made customized to your smile, these solutions not only help patients regain oral function – they improve the look and health of your smile.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Also known as caps, porcelain crowns completely cover damaged teeth, reinforcing the structural integrity of the tooth. Crowns are often the go-to restoration for patients recovering from severe tooth cracks, fractures, or chips as well as after root canal therapy. For patient replacing single missing teeth with dental implants, porcelain crowns make up the prosthetic part of the tooth.
At Temescal Dental, your porcelain crown is customized to look like the rest of your smile by matching the size, color, and shape of neighboring teeth. To secure your crown to the tooth, Dr. Nguyen with prepare the tooth by reshaping it so that the crown fits securely over the tooth. The prosthetic is then cemented in place, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are porcelain cosmetic restorations designed to offer more coverage than a composite filling but are more conservative than dental crowns. Each of these hybrid forms of restorative care provides different advantages. Inlays are primarily recommended in instances where a filling would not successfully protect the inner pulp chamber yet a crown would be too large. Onlays are recommended when one or more cusps on teeth have been damaged, however, a crown would be unnecessary. By providing these more precise treatment solutions, Dr. Nguyen is able to provide conservative care and protect the rest of your smile. Just like porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays are sturdy but not permanent which means that they will also require replacement in time.
When To Consider Crowns, Inlays, or Onlays
Figuring out when you require dental care is crucial. Crowns, inlays, and onlays are successful solutions for a number of dental issues. Some of the conditions our dentist in Corona has successfully treated with porcelain cosmetic treatments include:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Tooth decay
- Fractured or large fillings
- Teeth treated with root canal therapy
Scheduling a consultation with your Corona dentist can help ensure that you get the right care for your smile. During your cosmetic dentistry consultation, we’ll evaluate the condition of your smile, identify the cause of damage, and recommend a personalized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Next Visit Today
Say goodbye to chipped or fractured teeth and hello to a beautiful, healthy smile! At Temescal Dental, we are committed to helping patients enjoy confidence in the look, function, and health of their smile. To learn more about restoring damaged or broken teeth with a cosmetic dental restoration, contact our dentist in Corona, CA and schedule your consultation with Dr. Nguyen. We look forward to helping you smile!