Crowns, Inlays, Onlays
When a tooth is over 50% filling it has been weakened and is at risk for fracture.
In these situations it is recommended to have the tooth covered by a crown, an inlay, or an onlay.
A crown can be made of many different materials depending upon the desired outcome to help prevent a fracture and eventual loss of the tooth.
A crown can make your tooth stronger as well as make it look better. It can protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that is already broken.
Inlays and onlays are “partial crowns” in that they protect the teeth but do not completely cover the tooth. Depending upon the specific needs of the tooth the doctor will choose which option is best for you.