Dental porcelain is a material used for dental crowns, inlays, onlays, porcelain veneers, and a number of other modern restorative dental options. These dental restorations and prosthetics are fabricated in a dental lab from porcelain that is matched to a patient’s natural tooth color and shade. If you need a dental crown to restore a deeply decayed, chipped, or fractured tooth, then we will probably suggest a porcelain dental crown.

White CrownsAre Tooth-Colored Crowns the Best Option?

Your front teeth show when you smile, so to correct dental damage, tooth-colored crowns are often ideal. Others will barely notice that you have a dental crown at all.

Back teeth must endure more force than front teeth, so porcelain may not be the best restoration material for a molar. If you prefer completely tooth-colored dental work, the dentist may suggest a high-tech zirconia dental crown.

What Are Inlays & Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations made in a lab, usually from porcelain. You may hear an inlay or onlay referred to as a partial crown or ¾ crown. Inlays fit in between the cusps of a tooth, while an onlay can extend around a cusp and down the side of a tooth. By administering inlays and onlays, we can provide a conservative restoration when a dental crown may be too much.

restore your tooth with a custom-made dental crown

If your tooth is damaged, cosmetically blemished, or has received a large filling or root canal therapy, then a custom-made, tooth-colored dental crown may be your best option for restoring it. To learn more, call our dental office in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930. We proudly serve the residents of Syosset, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and all surrounding New York City communities.