Restorative treatments need to provide long-term protection. When Dr. Fleshner is concerned that a filling will not offer enough protection for your tooth, he can discuss treatment with a dental crown. Both partial and full crowns are available at our practice. With these options, we can better preserve your health and bite function while also taking care of your smile!

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Simply put, your cavity or dental injury may involve too much of your tooth structure to make a dental filling an effective treatment option. Offering a more supportive restoration means lowering your risk for trouble after treatment. It also makes it easier for you to maintain a natural bite. When you need any work done that affects your tooth structure, Dr. Fleshner will give you a full breakdown of your oral health and explain why a certain procedure is recommended.

Crown Material Types

We provide crowns made from different materials to ensure your tooth has the right support for the long term. Metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal options offer great durability for back teeth, but they are less realistic and stand out more when you smile. To provide protection for front teeth that preserves your smile, we can provide a crown made from porcelain or zirconia. Both materials are strong enough to withstand years of biting and chewing pressures while also matching the look of your healthy enamel.

We Provide Partial And Full Crowns

Both partial and full crowns are available for treatment:

  • Partial crowns come in the form of inlays and onlays—inlays protect the spaces between cusps, while onlays are laid over cusps and cover the structure beneath. They provide more protection than a filling but still take less preparatory work than a full crown.
  • A full crown is a restoration that caps remaining tooth structure, fully covering it to defend against harm. Precise measurements of your tooth ensure your restoration has a close and secure fit without causing issues for your neighboring teeth.