Dental Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays in Carrollton
Structural tooth damage or extensive decay may require more than traditional fillings, in which case Dr. Campbell often recommends an inlay, onlay, or crown.
Made in a dental lab, inlays and onlays are milled pieces of porcelain that offer a more conservative option than a crown, but they don't work for all situations. Inlays fit into a cavity that lies between the cusps of a tooth, and onlays extend to cover one or more tooth cusps. When a cavity is too large for a filling to repair, an inlay or onlay may be the best option. Ceramic inlays and onlays can also replace old metal fillings to create an all-white smile.
A crown, also referred to as a cap, covers the entire surface to rebuild a tooth's structure and restore strength. We will select an all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or gold crown, depending on the location of the tooth.
Back teeth require a very strong restoration because of the intense biting pressure they must withstand, so a metal or partially metal crown, inlay, or onlay may be recommended. Front teeth don't have to be quite as strong, but they do need to be attractive. Dr. Campbell usually recommends ceramic restorations for front teeth.
Crowns, inlays, and onlays require two appointments. At the first visit, Dr. Campbell will prepare your tooth and take impressions for the dental lab. We will fit you with a temporary restoration at this appointment. Once we receive your custom restoration from the lab, you will return for permanent placement.
Call our Carrollton dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Campbell and discuss how inlays, onlays, and crowns can change your smile. Conveniently located in Carrollton, we serve residents from Plano, Lewisville, and across the metroplex.