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Frequently Asked Questions

When patients face substantial dental decay or related concerns, they may encounter a dilemma in choosing between onlays and crowns. To be eligible for an onlay, sufficient natural tooth structure is necessary for support, as onlays can encompass up to three-fourths of the natural tooth. However, if a tooth has been compromised due to fractures or decay, affecting its structural integrity, a dental crown emerges as the preferred solution. Crowns provide comprehensive coverage to the entire tooth, enhancing support for biting and chewing. Neglecting the need for a dental crown may lead to more severe dental complications, such as a potential split in the tooth if it lacks the strength to withstand the forces of chewing and biting.

Dental restorations, while not permanent, vary in their durability. Crowns usually have a lifespan of 10-15 years, requiring replacement after this period. The dentist will remove the existing crown and reshape the remaining tooth structure for the new one. On the other hand, dental onlays offer a longer lifespan of 20-30 years. When it’s time for replacement, the old onlay is removed, and the tooth is prepared to accommodate the new one. This process benefits from having more of the original tooth structure available for the replacement onlay.

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Your smile is our priority, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Schedule your appointment today and discover the difference of Gentle Dentistry of Las Colinas.