Dental Crowns An Overview
Dental crowns are one of the most common procedures in our Indianapolis dental practice. Crowns can serve a range of purposes in the long-term maintenance of a healthy smile. From tooth decay to addressing minor cosmetic concerns, dental crowns are an effective, lasting solution to many concerns regarding the function, health, and aesthetics of your smile.
Drs. Carole and Robin Thoman place beautiful, ceramic and porcelain crowns at Paradox Dental in Indianapolis. Customized to the color and appearance of a patient’s smile, a dental crown can restore, repair or enhance with lasting results.
A dental crown may also be placed to support other dental treatments:
- After a root canal
- To support a dental bridge
- Final restoration for a single tooth implant
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are often recommended by Drs. Robin and Carole Thoman to address large areas of decay or damage with the most stable result. Using ceramic or porcelain materials, an inlay or onlay is a custom restoration that will be placed between or over the cusps of a larger tooth, providing natural aesthetics and long-term durability.
Inlays and onlays can provide the best result when a tooth is considered to be severely compromised and can often last longer than a traditional filling.