When the tooth structure is damaged from disease, trauma or treatment, it may need protection. Dental restorations like dental crowns, inlays and onlays provide a strong outer layer to protect a weakened tooth. At Green Meadow Dental, we offer beautiful, strong tooth restorations to protect damaged teeth at our dental center in Newington, CT.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
When a tooth is cracked, broken or damaged, it may no longer be strong enough to withstand pressure. A dental crown is designed to fit over a tooth and create a strong surface for chewing. An impression is made of the tooth to create a mold that is sent to a dental lab to create a dental crown. Crowns are also used for complete tooth restorations. They may be used with a dental bridge to support prosthetic teeth.
Dental crowns can be made from many different materials. The goal is to provide a structure that will restore the appearance and function of the tooth. Metals, porcelain and ceramics can be used to create a dental crown. We offer tooth-colored crowns that will match the rest of your teeth.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
When only part of the tooth is damaged, you may not need a dental crown. Dental inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain or ceramics, designed to fit over part of the tooth. Unlike fillings where material is put into the tooth and cured in place, inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab to fit over the tooth. Once the inlay or onlay is created, it is bonded onto the tooth to give it protection from pressure.
Dental inlays, onlays and crowns can protect your teeth and restore your smile. Our dental team offers tooth restorations that are strong and beautiful to prevent further damage to your smile.
If you have a broken tooth or your tooth is weakened from a root canal, a dental crown may be the best solution to repair your tooth. At Green Meadow Dental, we offer beautiful tooth restorations to repair your damaged teeth. Contact us at our dental center in Newington, CT, to schedule your tooth repair using advanced dental crowns, inlays or onlays.