Crowns vs. Inlays and Onlays
Fountain Valley, CA
A damaged tooth can be a cause for concern for several reasons, and as such should be taken care of as promptly as possible. Whether because of severe damage produced by cavities, decay or cracks due to trauma, a damaged tooth can cause minor to serious adverse effects for those who are struggling with an impaired tooth. A damaged tooth can cause pain, impair proper bite, or can lead to further difficulty cleaning of the tooth. This can worsen the condition of the tooth. Fortunately, damaged teeth are highly treatable by means of dental crowns. You may find that dental crowns provided by Bijan Family Dental Practice can help restore your tooth function, and improve that smile to its full confidence.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
The entire premise for crowns is that they are meant to complete the job of a complete tooth. If a large cavity or fracture is present on a tooth, the structural integrity of the tooth may be compromised. For cavities, the cavities have to be filled, but oftentimes the tooth needs to be worn down in order to place a new stronger cap on it. The same concept also applies to fractures, and certain root canal procedures.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
If you have a damaged tooth either from cavities or due to a fracture, crowns may be ideal for you. Because of the adverse health effects relating to a damaged tooth, it is worth investing some time into considering dental crowns as treatment. Not only can dental crowns protect a tooth effectively, they can also improve a smile and promote a higher self-confidence.
There are a ton of dental issues one could face and sometimes the minor ones often go unattended because people usually believe that there is no treatment available for it. Inlays and onlays are another option to correcting damaged teeth. They are versatile and can come handy in multiple situations.
Inlays and Onlays Are Versatile
Inlays and onlays can be placed on almost any tooth in your mouth, making them a versatile choice for small dental problems. Our professionals will be better suited to advise you with regard to whether you will benefit from inlays or onlays. An inlay is used to bridge the gap between two teeth and strengthen the structure and onlays are used to cover an exposed tooth to protect it from damage.
Lasts a Long Time
Since inlays and onlays are non-invasive and do not require any screws to be attached to your tooth, many people believe that they will not last long. The truth however is that our professionals ensure that these inlays and onlays are fitted perfectly to last upwards of 10 years. When you maintain good oral hygiene and keep up with your dental appointments with us regularly, you will have no problems with your inlays and onlays.
A lot of people believe that just because inlays and onlays are not fitted into the gums, they will not be able to provide complete functionality. The truth however is far from that. Our professionals ensure that inlays and onlays are fitted in a way that they become one with your natural teeth, not only in terms of appearance but also in terms of functionality. You can continue to eat your favorite foods and follow your dental cleaning routine without having a mental block about the inlays and onlays being present in your mouth.
If you would like to get a crown, inlay, or onlay for your teeth, don't waste any more time. Give us a call at (714) 421-4494 or visit us here at Bijan Family Dental Practice to address the problem while it's still minor.