Dental Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays
Conservative Tooth Repair with Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays
You may know what a dental crown (or cap) is – a ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or gold restoration that fits snugly over a structurally compromised tooth to restore strength, function, and appearance. In some cases, a crown offers the best restorative solution for a damaged tooth. However, Dr. Joseph believes in conservative dentistry. He will keep as much of your natural tooth structure in place as possible.
In some cases, particularly when a tooth has extensive decay or a large, damaged filling needs to be replaced, an inlay or onlay allows us to preserve natural tooth structure while restoring integrity to the tooth.