Dentality @ Hoddesdon - Crowns
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Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
Crowns (or caps as they are often referred to) are provided when there is inadequate tooth structure to support a filling making the tooth more vulnerable to fracture. The procedure involves reduction of tooth structure, taking an impression, sending it to the laboratory following which the crown is cemented or bonded into place.
Inlays are provided as a better alternative to placing a large filling in a tooth. They can be made from composite or stronger materials like ceramic.
Onlays are very similar to crowns but do not cover the entire length of the tooth. They generally cover the top third of the tooth in order to protect the structure from fracturing. They are provided where as a more conservative where possible or for patients who are likely to break or have broken teeth through grinding, a condition known as bruxism.
At Dentality, we pride ourselves on using quality laboratories who area registered with the General Dental Council. We have also invested in technology whereby a crown, inlay or onlay can be prepared and fitted in a single visit. This new technology is called CEREC®. Click here to learn more about this fantastic technology.