Besides restoring the appearance and function of teeth with extensive dental decay, cracked fillings, prior to root canals, or rebuilding teeth that are very worn down from grinding, a full coverage dental crown can also be used to improve the cosmetics of an imperfect tooth.
We use composites to restore the function and integrity of tooth structure that was lost due to caries (decay) or external trauma. Dental composites are also called white fillings.
Inlays / Onlays
Inlays and Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. They are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation.
Inlays are used when the decay is located inside of the tooth. Onlays also fill the inside of the tooth by also covering the chewing surface. Onlays can cover one or more cusps. Both onlays and inlays are more conservative than dental crowns.
With dentures we can replace natural missing teeth and provide support for the cheeks and lips. There are different types of materials to fabricate them and depending on the case, they can be complete dentures or removable partial dentures.
A fixed bridge is a good option to replace several missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth.