Porcelain Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays

Tooth Restoration Dentistry

When a tooth incurs structural damage, like significant decay, a fracture, or a chip, you'll experience pain. Dr. Perkins can repair such a tooth with a porcelain or metal crown, inlay, or onlay. To preserve your beautiful smile, we prefer to place esthetic restorations, like Empress crowns, on teeth that show when you smile. However, in areas of intense pressure, like on molars, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or metal restorations may be necessary.

A crown covers the portion of a tooth that extends above the gum line, whereas inlays and onlays fit into a tooth, much like a filling. Crowns, inlays, and onlays are made in a dental lab, though, so they require two visits for the complete procedure.

In your first visit, Dr. Perkins will prepare your damaged tooth for the restoration, take an impression, and attach a temporary to protect your tooth. Our lab will use the impression to create a custom-fitted restoration according to Dr. Perkins' instructions. Your follow-up visit will entail permanent placement of the crown, inlay, or onlay. Dr. Perkins will make sure that your teeth come together properly and that the restoration fits comfortably. If any adjustments are required, he'll take care of them before you leave your appointment.

A damaged tooth can affect your quality of life, so don't delay in calling our office. Dr. Perkins cares for patients from Malibu, San Francisco area, and surrounding areas.

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If you’re interested in experiencing patient-centered dentistry, it’s time you scheduled an appointment with Dr. Bob Perkins. We specialize in enhancing Southern California smiles with exceptional cosmetic dentistry and teeth-straightening options from our convenient Malibu and San Francisco area locations. Contact our Malibu dental office at (310) 456-5700. We look forward to making you smile!

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