Aesthetic Crowns

“There are a few different types of aesthetic crowns. All ceramic (E-max, Zirconia, Porcelain fused zirconia), veneers and so on. I can do them all. But every patient’s case is unique and there’s not a certain procedure that fits everyone. When patients come in for a consultation, I evaluate the whole mouth and offer what’s best for the patient. Consultation including X ray is always free, there’s no hidden fee. If you would like to know what options you have, I suggest that you should call us to make an appointment for free consultation.”

– Dr. Huh

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.

The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won’t be able to tell the difference.

Inlays and Onlays

Rapha Dental- Aesthetic Crowns:

Having a beautiful and healthy smile allows you to feel confident, eat your favorite foods, and make positive first impressions. There are many factors which lessen the aesthetic and health of teeth, such as poor oral hygiene, decay, and physical damage. If your teeth have lost their luster due to decay or infection, West Park Row Dental can help. Dr. Natalie Vo-Pham reestablishes a patient’ aesthetic and provides them with complete dental function through aesthetic dental crowns.

These natural-looking restorations are custom-made to your unique dental requirements. Your smile will be protected, fully operational, and attractive.

Why do I Need a Dental Crown?

A patient usually needs a crown after root canal treatment, when a cavity is too large for a filling, or teeth have been too severely fractured or broken to be restored with a different prosthetic. Dentists utilize crowns to save and restore the natural tooth. Crowns are necessary to protect your oral health and stop the progression of bacteria that cause decay and infection or prevent a large crack from deepening. After buffing down damaged or decayed dental structures, a crown is placed over the remaining tooth.

Choosing Aesthetic Dental Crown with Tooth-Colored Materials

Selecting the material of a crown is important, as it can determine cost, appearance, and durability. One of the most common materials used for crowns is metal with an overlay of porcelain. While porcelain fused to metal crowns are durable, they often do not appear as natural as patients would like. As patients age and gums naturally pull slightly away from teeth, metal-based crowns reveal a gray edge past the porcelain top coat, making them look unattractive.

A crown constructed from completely tooth-colored materials can be just as strong and resilient as metal-based crowns while maintaining its beauty over time.  Aesthetic crowns are favored due to their ability to seamlessly blend in with your existing teeth, helping your smile appear flawless. Dr. Vo-Pham helps you determine if a completely aesthetic crown will provide you with best results. She evaluates whether you grind your teeth or have an active lifestyle and are prone to damaging restorations. In these cases, varying tooth-colored materials can be selected to ensure best results.

The Benefits of Crown Restorations

If you are unsure if receiving a dental crown is the best treatment option for you, be sure to talk with our office about how a crown could help you. Dr. Vo-Pham professional staff provide you some insight about the advantages of getting a crown such as:

·         Long-lasting function

·         Strengthens the compromised tooth

·         Improves the aesthetic of your smile

·         Conceals damaged or discolored teeth

If you have any questions regarding dental crowns, or you would like to see if they are the right restoration option for you contact Rapha Dental! We ensure our patients’ smiles are happy and healthy!

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