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Tooth crowns may a suitable solution when the tooth is very broken down. A tooth crown is similar to a jacket like covering which fits over the tooth and is glued into place. Once finished, the crown looks just like an ordinary tooth and like an inlay, will need to be prepared by the dentist in order to ensure it is the best possible fit.
Crowns are made of a variety of different materials including porcelain, gold and zirconia. Your dentist will discuss the best option depending on the strength needed and whether you would like a cosmetic option.
An inlay is different to a tooth crown, it is a very strong filling that is made to the exact shape of the hole you have in your tooth, rather like a jigsaw piece and it is glued in place. It is therefore a very long-lasting strong solution for most large holes caused by decay.
An inlay can be made out of several materials, for instance porcelain, white composite material or gold.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.