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Crowns And Onlays

Crowns And Onlays

A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Crowns offer a long-term solution to restore the function of your tooth and enhance the appearance of your smile. Crowns can be required for various reasons, including to help strengthen teeth that have large fillings and very little natural tooth left, to restore the appearance and function of badly broken or decayed teeth or to protect teeth following root canal treatment.
Crowns can be made of various materials such as ceramics or even gold.
Two appointments are required for the provision of a crown.

An onlay is similar to a crown in that it is a type of dental restoration used to restore a tooth that is heavily filled, cracked or broken down. Whereas a crown covers the entire tooth, the onlay (or partial crown) covers only part of it.
The main advantage of an onlay over a crown is that it is a less aggressive restoration. This is because less tooth structure needs to be removed in order to place the onlay, compared to the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed for a crown. This makes an onlay a more conservative option for restoring a damaged tooth.
An onlay is typically made of a ceramic which can be bonded to the tooth. It is a strong and durable material that can withstand the forces of chewing and biting. It is custom-made to fit your tooth perfectly, so it will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.
Overall, if you have a damaged tooth that needs to be restored, an onlay may be a less invasive and more conservative option compared to a crown. Our experienced dentists can help you decide which is the best option for you.

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