Crowns and Bridges, Onlays and Inlays in Naples
Don’t feel badly if the concepts of crowns, bridges, onlays and inlays have you confused. You’re not alone! The bottom line is these restorative procedures are popular choices for patients who suffer from damaged or missing teeth.
Dr. Lucas can help you understand the differences between these options and will recommend an appropriate strategy to restore your teeth to their optimal condition.
Crowns – Also referred to as caps, these natural-looking covers fit over your damaged teeth to conceal cracks, discolorations and chips. Crowns also provide support for those damaged teeth, minimize oral discomfort, and allow certain facial muscles to re-engage after what may have been a long period of inactivity.
Bridges – This technique uses a combination of two anchor crowns on either side of a natural-looking replacement tooth to bridge the gap between missing teeth.
Onlays and Inlays – You might see these terms used interchangeably, as they both refer to using porcelain to repair teeth that have too much decay for traditional fillings or crowns. Inlays are used when the chewing surface of a tooth is in need of repair, while onlays are partial crowns that provide more coverage than an inlay.
Call us today at (239) 262-5851 to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about these restorative options.
Example of Crowns and Fixed Bridges
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