Damaged or severely worn teeth can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Drs. Kidwell and Albus are skilled restorative dentists who apply crowns, inlays, and onlays to renew smiles and strengthen compromised dentition.
A crown sits atop a tooth to restore structural integrity and protect it from further damage. Our dentists use all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold crowns. They’ll consider tooth location and stressors to determine which material to use. Ceramic crowns look and feel like natural teeth, so they’ll blend seamlessly into your existing smile.
Expect three visits to design and place custom crowns. Your dentist will prepare your tooth for restoration, take a dental impression, and fit you with a temporary. A skilled ceramist at a trusted lab will hand make your crown in a shade to match your natural tooth color. When your dental work is completed, your dentist will remove the temporary and permanently affix your crown to renew your smile and rekindle your self-esteem.
Dr. Kidwell or Dr. Albus may suggest an inlay or onlay if your tooth’s damage doesn’t require a full crown but needs more restoration than a filling can provide. Inlays fit between the cusps, or bumps, of a tooth. Onlays fit over one or more bumps. Like crowns, inlays and onlays are custom restorations handcrafted in a dental lab.
Call our Dallas dental office today to schedule your crown, inlay, or onlay appointment with Dr. Kidwell or Dr. Albus. We provide personalized service and quality care to residents of Dallas and surrounding areas.