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All-Porcelain Restorations from Your Cosmetic Dentist in Circle Pines

Teeth are meant to be seen. So when you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, you don’t want to sacrifice appearance for strength. At Circle Pines Dental, Dr. Stentz and Dr. Shaffer use all-porcelain restorations. Now, there’s no reason to settle for a darkly colored dental crown, inlay or onlay. With all-porcelain restorations, you can have a natural looking tooth that blends seamlessly will all of your other teeth, so your smile remains white and beautiful.

All-Porcelain Crowns

A dental crown is a commonly used tooth restoration. Also called a cap, this is a thin covering that fits snuggly over a damaged tooth in order to restore form and function. A cosmetic dentist may recommend a dental crown for a tooth with a significantly invasive cavity, a deep crack that might split the tooth, or any other kind of damage that has weakened the tooth.

Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are sometimes called indirect fillings because they are created in a dental lab and then bonded to a tooth during an appointment in our office. The difference between inlays and onlays actually lies in the shape of a tooth and extent of damage. An inlay is used when damage is confined to the space within the cusps of a tooth, while an onlay is designed to cover the cusps and the sides of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are often deemed a better choice for repairing tooth decay, because these restorations actually bond with the remaining tooth structure.

All-Porcelain Restorations for the Health and Beauty of Your Smile

Porcelain is an excellent choice for a restoration because this material is completely biocompatible, attractive and strong. In addition, porcelain reflects light similarly to tooth enamel and the color of an all-porcelain restoration can be precisely matched to the shade of nearby teeth.

Your new all-porcelain crown, inlay or onlay will also help you keep your white smile. Porcelain resists staining and discoloration better than natural teeth. You may even want to consider having your teeth whitened when you have an all-porcelain restoration, so your smile will be one consistently bright shade.

Maintaining an All-Porcelain Restoration

With good oral hygiene at home and regular dental checkups, your all-porcelain crown, inlay or only can last for years and years. When brushing, use fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush—a brush with hard bristles could scratch the surface of your restoration. Floss daily to remove plaque from around the restoration, especially near the base of a crown where it meets the gum line.

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If you would like to know more about how we can repair your teeth with all-porcelain restorations, please call the dentist near me in Circle Pines today!