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Gary A. Thodas & Kim X. Tran

Doctors of Dental Surgery

Gary A. Thodas & Kim X. Tran

Doctors of Dental Surgery

Gary A. Thodas & Kim X. Tran

Doctors of Dental Surgery

Crowns

What is a Crown?

A crown is a “cap” that covers the tooth and is needed when a tooth has lost tooth structure due to decay or an accident and a tooth color filling will not be strong enough to rebuild and support the tooth. Depending on the circumstance, Dr. Thodas and Tran will consult with you the ideal type of crown for your tooth 


What are the benefits of Dental Crowns?

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to badly broken teeth
  • Looks natural
  • Fixes smile and chewing problems

What is an Inlay / Onlay?

When damage to a tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, an inlay or onlay is the next conservative choice. It can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin and is stronger than white fillings.  Inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. As a result, they can last from 10 to 30 years.


What to expect when getting an inlay/onlay?

Fitting an inlay/onlay requires at least two visits to our office. First visit we remove decay, shape the tooth, take impression of the tooth and fit it with a temporary inlay/onlay. During the second visit we remove the temporary crown and cement the final inlay/onlay.


What is full coverage “cap”?

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is a reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, or full gold crowns.


What to expect when getting a crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. First visit we remove decay, shape the tooth, take impression of the tooth and fit it with a temporary crown. During the second visit we remove the temporary crown and cement the final crown.


 
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