Sometimes referred to as “dental caps,” crowns can be used to improve the appearance and function.  For teeth that are chipped, discolored, or have decay or breakage, crowns can be considered to restore function and form of those teeth. 

Ever wondered what the difference is between a crown and a filling , dental inlay, or dental onlay?  Crowns essentially cover the entire tooth from the gum line up—so in essence, a crown becomes your new tooth surface because it nearly completely envelopes it. On the other hand, fillings, inlays, and onlays only cover or fill a portion of the tooth. Your natural tooth surface will always be needing care at or below the gumline.

One similarity that crowns and fillings do have, however, is that many times they can be created from similar materials like porcelain, ceramic, or even gold alloy. Not sure which material makes the most sense for your crown? Ask Terrace Heights Dental to tell you more about your crown options.