Teeth are incredibly strong and can withstand pressure and impact to a certain point. However, if they do become damaged, cracked or broken, they can require reinforcement to restore their strength. Dental crowns, inlays and onlays are dental treatments that can repair teeth and protect them from further damage. Our team at Mercy Dental offers beautiful, durable restorations to improve the health of your smile.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
When a tooth is cracked or damaged, it can require a dental crown for protection. Dental crowns are made from metals or porcelain, creating a new exterior for your damaged tooth. If you have a damaged tooth, we create an impression of the tooth and bite to send to our dental lab. There, a new exterior is designed to fit over your tooth. Once the crown is finished, we ensure that it fits comfortably in your mouth, then bond it in place. We offer white crowns that look natural and blend perfectly into your smile while restoring your damaged tooth.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Not all damaged teeth need a complete dental crown for repair or restoration. If only one side is damaged or the cusp of the tooth needs repair, we can use dental inlays or onlays to restore the tooth. These are usually created from porcelain in a dental lab and replace missing portions of a tooth or strengthen the structure. They are similar to fillings but are bonded to the tooth instead of hardening in the tooth like fillings. Inlays and onlays are recommended when the repair is too large for a filling or a filling would put too much stress on the tooth structure.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs repair, contact Mercy Dental today to schedule an appointment. We offer beautiful, durable tooth restorations using dental crowns, inlays and onlays at our office in Edinburg.