Brightening Your Smile with Dr. Nguyen
For patients looking to repair damaged teeth, porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays are all excellent treatment options. Though these treatments differ slightly, they all serve the same purpose of restoring function to your tooth and enhancing your appearance. These solutions are all made from durable porcelain, providing you with a beautiful and natural-looking smile.
Dental crowns are used to cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth. In addition to restoring your smile, they help to protect your damaged tooth structure from further degeneration.
All of our crowns are custom-made to closely match the size, shape, and color of the rest of your teeth. Your friends and family won’t notice your crown — all they’ll see is your bright, shining smile. Dental crowns are also highly durable, usually lasting for five to fifteen years.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are customized fillings made from a composite material. Unlike standard fillings, they’re permanently cemented into or onto your tooth for a natural-looking appearance. Much like dental crowns, they’re extremely durable and can last up to thirty years.
The primary advantage of inlays and onlays is they’re stronger and more effective than standard fillings, which can only fix minor chips and cracks. In this way, they cover the perfect middle ground when a filling isn’t enough but a full dental crown is unnecessary.
Inlays are often used as a better alternative to conventional fillings, while onlays are recognized as an excellent alternative to crowns because the process involves less removal of your natural tooth structure.
Do I Need Treatment?
Porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays are effective cosmetic procedures that can treat a variety of issues, including:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Tooth decay
- Fractured or large fillings
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Tooth previously treated with root canal therapy
If you’re suffering from any of these issues, you should seek dental care as soon as possible to avoid further damage. It’s important that you make an informed decision when choosing the right treatment, so we recommend conducting your own research in addition to consulting with your dentist.
Visit Sycamore Creek Dental in Corona
If you have damaged teeth in need of repair, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nguyen today. Our team will work together with you to make sure you receive the best treatment, no matter which option you choose. Contact our practice today and get started on your beautiful new smile.