Crowns

Crowns Protect Your Smile

We want your dental repairs to improve your oral health and function without compromising your appearance. Broken, chipped, or heavily decayed teeth may require crowns for restoration. Crowns fit completely over injured teeth to protect, strengthen, and improve the appearance of the tooth. When a full crown is unnecessary, but a filling wouldn't be sufficient, Dr. Tong or Dr. Lacap might recommend an inlay or onlay. These restorations fit into a damaged tooth, much like a filling, but they are made of the same solid material a crown is crafted from.

The two-step process for placing a crown, inlay, or onlay begins with tooth preparation and an impression. Dr. Tong or Dr. Lacap will place a temporary restoration on your prepared tooth while your impression is sent to the dental lab. A ceramist will create your crown, inlay, or onlay from ceramic, if possible, or gold, in some cases. At your second appointment, the dentist will make minor affix the permanent restoration. Our practice employs the finest techniques and solid materials for all crowns, making it easy for us to turn flawed teeth into beautiful, strong smiles.