Some teeth require a complete or partial coverage of the tooth structure to protect them. In some instances a part of the tooth may have been fractured off, a filling may be too large, or there may be too much decay in the tooth to place a filling. In these cases either a full coverage porcelain crown, or dental onlay may be needed.
What is a Full Coverage Porcelain Crown or Onlay?
A full coverage porcelain crown, as the name states, covers the entire tooth when there is not enough healthy tooth structure to do a filling or a veneer. They are extremely esthetic. An onlay is a partial crown. They are indicated when the tooth damage is too much for a filling but there is still some strong tooth structure remaining. They function like a piece of a puzzle, replacing the damaged tooth structure and leaving the healthy tooth intact. They are also very esthetic.
Porcelain Crown & Dental Onlay Applications
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
We are able to provide very aesthetic restorations using porcelain crowns & onlays. Our dental office uses talented lab technicians to recreate natural looking teeth – leaving no dark lines along the gum line like some other types of crowns.
Questions about Porcelain Crowns & Onlays? Contact our Manchester, CT Dental Office Today!
Is a dental crown or onlay right for you? Call our Manchester, CT dental office at (860) 646-1535 or complete our online form to learn more about the procedure.