Broken and severely worn teeth detract from your appearance, cause discomfort, and interfere with comfortable function. You don’t have to endure the pain and stigma of damaged, decayed teeth. Dr. Hazim can restore dental comfort, function, and strength with durable, long-lasting crowns, inlays, and onlays.
A dental crown fits snugly atop your impaired tooth, protecting it from further damage and preserving your comfortable bite. Depending on the amount of stress your affected tooth incurs, your crown will be crafted from tooth-colored porcelain, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or gold. A crowned tooth functions as a normal tooth and requires the same care.
If your tooth’s damage doesn’t require a full crown but needs more restoration than a filling could provide, Dr. Hazim might suggest an inlay or onlay. The bumps on your teeth are called cusps. An inlay fits between the bumps, and an onlay fits over one or more bumps. Inlays and onlays, like crowns, are crafted in a dental lab.
Typically, crowns, inlays, and onlays require two visits to design and place. Dr. Hazim will take an impression of your tooth and fit you with a temporary at your first visit. We’ll send your impression to a trusted lab, where a skilled technician will craft your custom dental work to blend with your existing tooth. At your second visit, Dr. Hazim will place your permanent crown, inlay, or onlay, reinforcing tooth strength and restoring health.
Call Dr. Hazim today to learn how you can benefit from custom crowns, inlays, and onlays. Our Allen office serves patients in the DFW Metroplex and neighboring areas.