When it comes to tooth repair, three of the most effective general dentistry options for restoring damaged teeth are inlays, onlays and dental crowns. When the outside of the tooth has been damaged, these treatments can restore the structure of the tooth and protect it from further issues. At Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we offer beautiful, durable dental crowns, inlays and onlays to fix cracked or broken teeth at our Marietta office.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
If significant damage has occurred to a tooth, it may need a dental crown for protection. Deeply cracked or lost tooth material can expose the vulnerable inner tooth. A dental crown fits over the existing tooth, creating a new exterior. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramics or metal. However, many people prefer the porcelain dental crowns we offer at Dental Care Center at Kennestone to keep their smile white and beautiful while protecting their damaged tooth.
Dental crowns are created in a dental lab from an impression or 3D images of your tooth. Once the crown is made, it is bonded to your tooth. When porcelain is used, the new crown will look like a natural tooth and fit perfectly into your bite. Dental crowns can last for decades with care, protecting your smile and oral health.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
In some cases, a full dental crown is not needed for a tooth repair. If only the cusp, or top, of the tooth needs protection, or just one side, inlays or onlays can be used. These formations are made from porcelain in a dental lab like a dental crown, but they only cover a portion of the tooth. They are bonded to the tooth and add protection and strength to the structure.
If you have a damaged, cracked or broken tooth, contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today for a dental repair. We offer white dental crowns, onlays and inlays to beautifully repair and protect your smile.