Crowns, Inlays/Onlays

Crowns, inlays, and Onlays are indirect restorations that are prepared in the laboratory and then placed over damaged teeth to restore their aesthetics, structure, and function. A crown is a cap-shaped structure made of porcelain, which rests on the entire visible portion of the tooth and reinforces the tooth structure. Inlays and Onlays are also indirect appliances that are placed on the biting surfaces of teeth. Since the crowns, inlays, and Onlays are made in the dental laboratory, they are stronger and more durable than direct fillings. At Sherwood Forest Dental, we recommend crowns, inlays or inlays for the restoration of grossly damaged teeth.