Ceramic Crowns and Onlays offer an easy way to correct broken, weakened, or damaged teeth. Ideal for restoring both functionality and aesthetics, these restorations enable teeth to function normally while requiring minimal maintenance beyond regular oral hygiene practices. With their natural appearance and durability, ceramic crowns and onlays offer patients a reliable and convenient way to achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile.

Call Marketplace Dentistry today to learn which type of crown or onlay is right for you.

What are Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a kind of cap for a damaged or broken tooth. These are often used when a tooth is broken or has decay that is too significant for a filling.

The dental crown procedure starts with removing any decayed or broken areas of your natural tooth and then shaping the remaining portion so that the crown can fit over it. The crown itself is a molded piece of ceramic, composite, or metal that is shaped just like your natural tooth. 

Why Would You Need a Crown?

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Types of  Dental Crowns

In the past, dental crowns were primarily crafted from metal, often silver or gold. While these crowns served the purpose of protecting damaged teeth from decay, their metallic appearance did not match those of natural teeth. Thanks to advances in dental technology, natural-looking crowns that blend in seamlessly with natural teeth now exist; patients now have numerous options including ceramic and eMax crowns which both offer lifelike appearances with lasting durability.

Ceramic crowns represent another popular choice for patients seeking natural-looking restorations. Like eMax crowns, ceramic crowns are meticulously shaped and coloured to match the characteristics of your natural teeth. Crafted from advanced porcelain materials, ceramic crowns provide excellent durability and stain resistance, ensuring lasting results. While ceramic crowns may not be as lightweight as eMax crowns, they remain an excellent option for achieving a beautifully natural smile.

One notable option for natural-looking crowns is eMax crowns, crafted from lithium disilicate ceramic. Renowned for their exceptional aesthetics, eMax crowns are designed to replicate the colour, shape, and translucency of natural teeth with remarkable accuracy. They are lighter than traditional crowns which offer increased comfort and functionality. Another advantage is that eMax crowns require minimal removal of natural tooth structure, preserving more of your tooth’s integrity.

How to Take Care of Ceramic Crowns and EMax Crowns

Dental crowns are a low-maintenance option for repairing your teeth. Generally, you will only need to keep up with regular dental hygiene in order to keep the crowns in good shape. However, they can break down much like your own natural teeth.

Therefore, there is a chance that you may need a crown replaced at some point and must be diligent in keeping up with regular dental checkups in order to spot early signs of decay.

What are Onlays?

Onlays, a type of ¾ crown, offer coverage that is less extensive than traditional crowns, preserving more of your natural tooth structure. They are ideal when there is sufficient remaining tooth structure but additional support and coverage are needed beyond what a dental filling can offer. Onlays offer an appealing, long-term solution for restoring damaged or weak teeth.

Find the Right Dental Crown for You

Ceramic crowns and eMax crowns are the leading choice for dental crowns with both offering their own advantages. Marketplace Dentistry is here to help you find the right crown for your needs.

Contact us today to schedule your dental crowns consultation.

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