Moreno Valley Dentists Crown the Queen of Dental Restorations Tooth decay is more than just a little cavity. It’s an honest to goodness infectious disease that results from the spreading of a bacterial strain called Streptococcus mutans. They are generally transmitted to babies by their parents, siblings, or caregivers. Only 1% of the population is impervious to S. mutans, however, so you are highly likely to deal with cavities at some point in your life. Your Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley will offer some helpful information about the ways that we can restore decaying teeth, including dental crowns.

Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays

Fillings are used to seal the hole made in a tooth by a small cavity once it’s been cleaned and disinfected. For a long while, fillings were made from silver amalgam which is known to contain small levels of mercury. Nowadays, patients have the option of tooth-colored fillings which are made from a material called composite resin. Composite-resin can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth. To provide discreet, yet durable restorations.

If your decayed tooth requires a bit more in the way of reinforcement, inlays and onlays might be recommended. These restorations are customized and manufactured by a dental lab. They do not cover the entire tooth. Inlays are bonded in between the cusps of a tooth. Onlays are placed over a tooth’s cusps and may extend down the side. Just as with composite dental fillings, inlays and onlays can blend in with the rest of your teeth as they are made from high-quality dental porcelain.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be fabricated from a variety of materials. Their purpose is to reinforce natural tooth remaining after decay or injury which is more substantial than a cavity or slight chip or break. A crown encompasses the outside of the tooth above the gumline. Crowns can be designed to fit the proper shape and size of your mouth. Crowns are commonly made from high-quality porcelain, zirconia, porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold, or silver. For teeth that are badly decayed, broken, or worn down, a crown can offer the form and function that will keep you smiling brighter than ever before.

Dental Crowns from Moreno Valley Dentists

If you are in need of a filling, inlay, onlay, dental crown, or any of our comprehensive dentistry services, contact your dentists in Moreno Valley. To schedule an appointment at our Moreno Valley dentist office, contact us at (951) 697-6800.