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Dental Crowns Offer Lifelike Dental Restoration

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When you have a tooth that becomes damaged or develops toothaches due to cavities, then we can help with a restoration. Crowns, inlays, and onlays can offer repair that is not only durable but also lifelike in appearance. In today’s blog, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist talks about our dental restorations!


A full is a restoration that covers the visible portion of the tooth, everything above the gum line. The crown can treat a number of serious concerns. For example, we can address cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. Placement can address cavities too severe for a filling, or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. We could also use them to address misshapen teeth or improve overall bite balance and chewing function. If you have missing teeth, then one or two could secure a dental bridge in place, and one could restore a single tooth dental implant.

Inlays and Onlays

Also known as partial crowns, these address the in-between situations. If you have an injury or cavity too severe for a filling, but not advanced enough to require a full option, then we can help with inlays and onlays. The inlays fit between the cusps on top of your tooth, while the onlay fits over them. Like full crowns, these can be made from lifelike materials, such as porcelain, zirconia, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. These materials can handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease, and also be shaded to blend with your smile and provide a natural appearance.

Placing Your Custom Restoration

To create and place them, our team will start by numbing the teeth being treated so you’re comfortable as we remove structure to make room for our full or partial crowns. We then take detailed digital images and impressions of these teeth, which we use in a dental lab setting to design and fabricate your new restoration from lifelike and durable materials. You then return to the office so we can check the fit of your restoration and if necessary, make any adjustments. We then attach them with a powerful bonding agent.

Once in place, you can help them stay strong and healthy with good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing, a diet low in sugar and starch, and visits for checkups and cleanings every six months. These same actions also protect your natural tooth structures too! If you have any questions about our full and partial dental crowns, then contact our team today to learn more.


You can call Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Texas at 915-895-3678. to book treatment and enjoy repair that looks good and offers years of smile improvement.