Dental Crown Placement

Crowns

CrownWhen a tooth becomes damaged due to decay, discoloration or injury, there can be significant loss in functionality and appearance. Crowns are used to restore and protect a tooth and are also used to cover a dental implant or hold a dental bridge in place. With proper care, a dental crown can last 15 years or more.

There are three types of tooth crowns:

  • Full porcelain
  • Full metal such as gold crowns
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal

Over the course of his career, Dr. Schwartz has worked with all types of crowns and prides himself in producing results of the highest quality, functionality, and durability. In order to fabricate a crown, a few appointments are required to prepare the existing tooth, take molds, prepare a temporary dental crown, and select a natural-looking tooth shade in the case of porcelain crowns. On insertion, the crown is checked for ideal occlusion and fit before being cemented in.

Inlays and Onlays

Onlays and inlays, also referred to as partial crowns, can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are  an ideal alternative to crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of placement. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings.

Onlay and inlay crowns are custom-made fillings made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain onlays and inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.

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