Ceramic Restorations: Veneers, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
Because of their versatility in addressing minor flaws in your teeth, restoring the natural beauty of your smile, dental veneers are typically considered a cosmetic treatment. These thin shells are made of a translucent porcelain material that will match the natural appearance of your teeth. They are custom designed to fit comfortably, naturally and beautifully into your smile.
- Large gaps of “black triangles” between your teeth
- Teeth that are the wrong size or shape for your smile
- Teeth that are slightly crooked
- Teeth that have been chipped, fractured, worn or broken
- Teeth that are severely stained or discolored
Dental crowns, occasionally known as dental caps, are used in a number of different dental treatments to restore the strength, function and appearance of a tooth. They are often used in tandem with a dental implant to replace a single tooth, as a finishing cap on a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy or as further protection for a tooth that has been cracked or fractured. Other uses include:
- Anchoring and attaching a dental bridge
- Improving a misshapen tooth
- Supporting a large filling when little natural tooth remains
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
Inlays and Onlays
If damage to a tooth is not extensive enough to merit a dental crown but is too far gone to be addressed with a simple dental filling, our dentist may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Each inlay or onlay, also known as a partial crown, is custom-made to fit your affected tooth perfectly so they are virtually unnoticeable once placed. While an inlay addresses damage that does not reach the cusp of your tooth, onlays are designed for damage that does reach one or more of the cusps. Our team will help you decide which ceramic restoration is right for your smile.