Horsham, PA Dental Crowns

When a tooth has been weakened through damage, decay or infection, a dental crown may be required. Dental crowns provide strength and stability to the tooth that has been compromised in some way. In its natural healthy state, a tooth is very strong and can withstand tons of pressure during daily wear. If that tooth is subjected to trauma, undergoes root canal therapy or has a very large filling, it is not as strong as it was previously. Over time it could break. A dental crown will keep this from happening by covering the tooth completely, down to the gum line.

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Temporary crowns may be made from stainless steel, particularly when used on a child's primary tooth. Permanent adult crowns can be made from metal alloys, often gold, porcelain fused to metal or ceramic resins. For natural-looking crowns more people choose porcelain fused to metal or ceramic. At Ambler Dental Care of Horsham, PA, we will fit you with the crown that best suits your needs.

Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth

In some instances a cracked or damaged tooth can be bonded back together; however, in many of these situations the structure of the tooth is weakened. Too much pressure at a critical point could cause the tooth to break. A dental crown can restore strength and stability to the tooth. It also restores the beauty of the tooth since it can be created to look like a natural tooth.

Dental Inlays and Onlays

There are situations when a regular filling is not advisable, yet a full crown is not necessary. In this case, your dentist may recommend a partial crown or onlay. When very large fillings involve part of the top and side of the tooth, an onlay may be used. It is created of porcelain fused to gold or ceramic resin and cemented into place. These devices are made to match the color of your tooth so they blend in and feel like the natural tooth.

When the top part or center of the tooth requires a large filling between the cusps of the back teeth, or molars, an inlay is used. The inlay is also made to look like the original tooth in color and is cemented in place. Both inlays and onlays add to the strength of a damaged tooth.

If you have a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy or is in need of a very large filling, come to Ambler Dental Care in Horsham, PA, and let us examine your tooth. You may benefit from a crown, inlay or onlay. Keep your teeth strong and looking natural and beautiful. Contact our office for a consultation today.

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