Enamel-Saving Porcelain Partial Crown
Porcelain Onlay Restoration
The onlay restoration is a partial crown. Thanks to Better Dental’s 3D porcelain-sculpting technology, we are able to create and permanently cement your partial crown usually in a single visit. The preparation for an onlay procedure is not as invasive as a complete crown procedure (thus the “enamel-saving”). By opting for this advanced onlay, we are able to preserve much of the natural tooth that would be lost in the case of a crown. Partial crowns are an excellent intermediary treatment between a filling and a full crown that we are happy to offer to our guests.
Partial Crown Procedure
Here’s how it’s done
The preparation for an onlay procedure is not as intrusive as crown preparation. Less tooth structure is removed from the surface of the tooth in onlay preparation. Onlays are often an ideal alternative to crowns. Conventionally, the onlay procedure would require several appointments – for x-rays, impressions, and laboratory wait times that extend over days and weeks. Also, conventional partial crowns (if they were even offered) would typically require the use of a temporary crown for you to wear while waiting for the permanent partial crown to be created.
All of this wait time and added inconvenience is often a thing of the past at Better Dental. Our partial crowns save both your natural tooth, and your valuable time!
Your porcelain partial crown can usually be done in a single visit using our CEREC porcelain-sculpting technology. This means there is no need for a temporary filling, or multiple visits. We can digitally scan your tooth using our 3D imaging wand, then create a digital schematic detailing the exact dimensions of the crown. Our computer-assisted porcelain mill uses robotic arms to sculpt your customized crown.
“I recently went to Dr. Draper to replace a defective crown from another dental office. I was a bit nervous to be honest. He and his staff made me feel totally comfortable and I received the best dental care I have ever had. I have many crowns and veneers in my mouth so I can honestly say this was the best crown removal and replacement in my experience. I was happily surprised that he makes the real porcelain crown while you are there in the chair and fits it to your mouth perfectly! No temporary crown issues. Technology is so amazing! The crown now several months down the road is perfect in color, size and fitting. I didn’t have to have any adjustments. Dr Draper is competent, friendly and way on track with new dental procedures. I highly recommend his services to anyone! We all have to go to the dentist at times, so what a blessing to find a great one.” Holly T. Apex, NC
Benefits of Partial Crowns
Quick, Affordable, Noninvasive
- 3D imaging technology makes porcelain quick and convenient
- Same-day, single-visit appointments often possible
- Less expensive than complete crown
- Less invasive than complete crown
- Backed by our Better Dental Guarantee