Full Coverage to Protect Your Tooth
If your tooth is too damaged or compromised to be restored with a filling, then a full coverage dental crown may be needed. Crowns cover the entire portion of your tooth above the gumlines, protecting the weak enamel underneath.
Crowns are typically used to restore teeth that have been impacted by:
- Root Canal Treatments
- Large Fractures or Cavities
- Significant Wear
Dr. Snyder implements both porcelain as well as gold crowns, depending on the location of the tooth being restored. Our Elkhart dental crowns protect your tooth for future years, so that your tooth can continue functioning normally.
Same Day Service
Our office has invested in the latest dental crown technology. We are now able to provide custom, same day dental crowns in our Elkhart office. Same day crowns are cosmetic resin crowns that use 3D digital imaging and milling technology to create and deliver your restoration in just one appointment.
Three-Quarter Option (Inlays and Onlays)
If your tooth is strong enough to not need a full coverage crown – you may be able to restore it with a dental inlay or onlay instead. Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as “three-quarter crowns,” because they restore a larger portion of your tooth than a filling would, but not as much as a full coverage crown. Dr. Snyder offers porcelain, resin, and gold inlays and onlays based on your needs and preferences.
What to Expect
Your traditional crown or inlay/onlay treatment is usually broken up between two separate appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Snyder will prepare your teeth and take an impression. Once your permanent restoration has been designed, we will have you return for it to be bonded permanently into place.
Do you need a crown, inlay or onlay? Elkhart dentist, Dr. Douglas Snyder is happy to address your oral health concerns and provide treatment options that protect your smile’s function as well as aesthetics including dental bridges to replace your missing teeth. Call our family and cosmetic dental practice today to schedule an exam.