When a tooth is damaged so that it is beyond a simple filling or perhaps it is severely discoloured or worn down, a crown or an onlay may be the best restoration.
Crowns replace the full outer covering of the teeth whereas onlays can maximise the amount of tooth tissue already present. With our use of Minimally Invasive Dentistry we prefer onlays where possible.
Both crowns and onlays require some preparation of the tooth with a model being made of the tooth for our technician to make the final restoration in the laboratory. The crown or onlay will then be cemented into place at a further appointment.
Crowns and onlays can be made in several materials, most will choose an aesthetic strong material such as Emax or Zirconia but gold may be your choice and is a possibility too.