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Crowns and Dental Onlays


Crowns are a type of dental restoration.  When correctly placed, they encircle the tooth, replacing any missing tooth structure above the gum line.  The crown surrounds the exposed aspect, and in effect, becomes the new exterior of the tooth. Crowns help strengthen teeth, restore their shape and improve cosmetic appearance.


Crowns can be used to restore the original size and shape to a broken or extensively decayed tooth, supply additional physical support for a root canal treated tooth, or complete a smile makeover.  Sometimes referred to as a “cap,” the crown completely covers the visible part of the tooth.  Essentially, the inside of your tooth remains, but the exterior is recreated.   A crown can certainly help make your tooth stronger and enhance its physical appearance.    Crowns can even be a sensible way to handle a tooth that is permanently discolored or poorly shaped. They are also used in implant dentistry to cover the dental implant to perfectly recreate the tooth that was lost.

Types of Crowns and Onlays

Dr. Mann utilizes three types of crowns and onlays: porcelain-fused-to-metalceramic, and gold.

Determining factors in selection are the clinical demands; aesthetics, strength and space requirements, and durability.  

Tooth- colored, porcelain crowns provide strength and a beautiful cosmetic replacement to the damaged tooth.  In some cases where durability is needed for strong chewing forces, gold is used to give the molar teeth strength.  Ceramic crowns are known for their life-like aesthetics as well as their strength. For our patients with metal concerns or allergies, porcelain is a great alternative.  

Implant Crowns

Here at Mesa Dental, we place and restore dental implant crowns.  Implant Crowns can typically last many years if properly cared for. However, over time, dental implant crowns can also wear. If you need to replace or restore your dental crowns, you have come to the right place. Call today to get your dental implant crown.

Dr. Mann of Mesa Dental can help restore your teeth and make them sparkle. Dealing with crowns can be a scary thought.  All you need to do is set up an appointment, and you will be well on your way to getting back to a fantastic smile.

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