Lufkin Family Dental offers many general dentistry treatments for repairing teeth, including protective dental crowns. These restorative “caps” cover the outside of the tooth and protect it from damage. Dental crowns can also be used to cosmetically change the appearance of a flawed tooth or as part of a dental bridge. We offer tooth-colored dental crowns that perfectly match your smile for a natural appearance. When you need a dental crown, inlay or onlay to repair your smile, our team has natural-appearing options.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
One of the main reasons a dental crown is needed is to repair or protect a damaged tooth. A severely cracked tooth may not be able to be completely repaired with bonding, fillings or inlays. A crown covers the damaged tooth and restores complete function for chewing while protecting the weakened structure. Dental crowns are often used after a root canal is performed or when multiple fillings have weakened the tooth. When a dental crown is needed, we can create a beautiful cap that will match your smile and function like a natural tooth.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
A dental crown is not always needed to repair a damaged tooth. In some cases, if only one side of a tooth or the top cusp is damaged, inlays or onlays can be used. These formations are usually made of ceramic or porcelain and are formed to fit on the tooth. Unlike fillings that are cured within the tooth, inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab like a dental crown and then bonded to the tooth. They can be color-matched to your teeth so they are virtually invisible.
When you need a dental crown, inlays or onlays for dental repairs, Dr. Williams and our dental team will ensure you get a beautiful restoration that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Contact Lufkin Family Dental today for all your tooth repair or restorative dental needs.