What are Dental Crowns?
Dental Crowns are essentially tooth covers that support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.
A crown covers the portion of a tooth that extends above the gum line, whereas inlays and onlays fit into a tooth, much like a filling.Crowns, inlays, and onlays are made in a dental lab, so they require two visits for the complete procedure.
If Dr Block recommends a crown, it’s probably to correct one of these conditions. Dr Blocks primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright
Porcelain Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays
When a tooth incurs structural damage, like significant decay, a fracture, or a chip, you’ll experience pain. Dr. Block can repair such a tooth with a porcelain or metal crown, inlay, or onlay. To preserve your beautiful smile, we prefer to place esthetic restorations, like Empress crowns, on teeth that show when you smile. However, in areas of intense pressure, like on molars, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or metal restorations may be necessary.
A crown covers the portion of a tooth that extends above the gum line, whereas inlays and onlays fit into a tooth, much like a filling.Crowns, inlays, and onlays are made in a dental lab, though, so they require two visits for the complete procedure.
In your first visit, Dr. Block will prepare your damaged tooth for the restoration, take an impression, and attach a temporary to protect your tooth. Our lab will use the impression to create a custom-fitted restoration according to Dr. Block‘ instructions. Your follow-up visit will entail permanent placement of the crown, inlay, or onlay. Dr. Block will make sure that your teeth come together properly and that the restoration fits comfortably. If any adjustments are required, he’ll take care of them before you leave your appointment.
A damaged tooth can affect your quality of life, so don’t delay contact. Dr. Block DDS for complete restorative dentistry, serving patients from Fremont, Newark, Union City, Pleasanton and surrounding areas.
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