When a tooth is damaged, cracked or broken, the health of the tooth is put at risk. Pressure from chewing can cause further breakage or the inner tooth can become decayed or infected. To protect the health of the tooth and restore the tooth structure, a dental crown, inlay or onlay can be used to repair the tooth. At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can repair damaged teeth with general dentistry using white inlays, onlays or dental crowns, protecting the health and beauty of your smile.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
If a tooth is severely damaged, cracked or broken, a filling or bonding may not be enough to support the tooth structure. A dental crown offers a complete outer shell that protects the tooth. Dental crowns can be made from many different materials, including metals and porcelain. An impression or 3D image is made of the tooth to create the crown that is placed over the existing tooth. Many people prefer a porcelain crown that looks natural, blending into the rest of their smile. We offer beautiful white crowns to restore and protect damaged teeth that can last for decades.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
If only the top or one side of a tooth is damaged, an entire dental crown is not always needed. Other options include dental inlays and onlays. These are porcelain forms that cover a portion of the tooth. The porcelain forms are created in a dental lab to match the size and color of your teeth. The inlays or onlays are bonded to the tooth, replacing lost tooth material or adding strength to protect a weakened or damaged tooth.
Our team at Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can create beautiful tooth restorations in the form of dental crowns, inlays and onlays to repair your damaged teeth. We accept many types of dental insurance and there are payment options available. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family.