Onlays and Crowns
It is now possible to use tooth-colored materials to restore teeth instead of silver fillings that were once used. These newer composite and porcelain materials are similar to natural tooth enamel, are wear resistant, and restore teeth to their original appearance. Porcelain onlays and crown not only bond to the tooth structure strengthening the teeth and making them more resistant to fracture, but also cosmetically blend into the existing tooth enamel. Usually treatment is more conservative because less tooth structure needs to be removed.