Leaving cavities and dental trauma alone can weaken your smile over time. Instead, call Grand Dental – Lake Zurich at the first opportunity to ask about our natural-looking, durable restorations that can be designed to blend in perfectly while protecting your teeth from further damage and maintaining proper function of your bite. Keep reading to learn more about restorative dentistry in our Lake Zurich, IL dental office.
The time of metal fillings has come and gone; using tooth-colored composite material instead results in less noticeable restorations. And since less enamel needs to be removed, the tooth will be stronger and healthier as well.
Sometimes tooth repair doesn’t require an entire crown. Lesser damage can be covered with a porcelain inlay or onlay. An inlay is somewhat like a filling except it’s made of porcelain; an only, by contrast, tends to cover more of the outside of the tooth, including the cusps. In either case, the results will look and feel highly natural.
Dental crowns can protect weak teeth, restore damaged teeth, and even provide support for teeth with large fillings. Nowadays, most crowns are made of Zirconia, a strong, dazzling type of material that will let you eat, speak, and smile normally and with full confidence again. Other crowns are made of porcelain-fused-to-metal to improve resistance to physical wear.