DENTAL CROWNS PROTECT YOUR teeth and give you a great smile
Our goal is to make sure your dental repairs improve your oral health and function without compromising your appearance. If you have broken, chipped, or heavily decayed teeth, you may require crowns for restoration. Crowns are used to protect, strengthen, and improve the appearance of the tooth by fitting completely over injured teeth, If a full crown is unnecessary and a filling wouldn’t be sufficient, Dr. Moussa might recommend what is called an inlay or onlay. These restorations fit into a damaged tooth, much like a filling, but they are made of the same solid material a crown is crafted from.
Two-step process for placing a crown, inlay, or onlay:
- Tooth preparation and an impression, placing a temporary restoration on your prepared tooth while your impression is sent to the dental lab. A ceramist will create your crown, inlay, or onlay from ceramic, if possible, or gold, in some cases.
- Dr. Moussa will make minor affix the permanent restoration.