All-Ceramic Restorations Complete Smiles Naturally
Dr. James Craig is fully dedicated to exceeding his patients’ expectations, and that’s clearer than ever with our all-ceramic options for dental restorations like crowns, inlays, onlays, and more. When you have one or more teeth in need of repair, these quality materials offer several valuable benefits that just can’t be found with the more traditional silver and gold choices. We know you’ll feel amazing once your smile is healthier and happier – and with a naturally beautiful look to match!
All-Ceramic Crowns & Bridges
All-ceramic crowns are so similar to your natural tooth enamel that they even have virtually identical translucent qualities and reflect light in the same way. Better yet, patients won’t have to worry about a dark band forming over time, which can occur with porcelain-fused-to-metal solutions. Their positive qualities go beyond aesthetics as well – they also offer patients plenty of strength and biocompatibility, which means that even those with sensitivities to metallic materials can enjoy them. All-ceramic, metal-free bridges are available too as worthwhile alternatives for patients who aren’t the right candidates for dental implants.
All-Ceramic Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are designed to fit within the cusps of your teeth, while an onlay wraps over them and covers more of the tooth’s surface overall. Dr. Craig may recommend having an inlay or onlay placed in the following situations:
- The patient’s tooth is already composed of filling material by one-third or more.
- The patient’s tooth has cusps that are in need of additional support.
- The patient’s damage is too significant for a filling but they’re interested in a more conservative treatment option than a dental crown.
Instead of weakening the tooth over time, all-ceramic inlays and onlays actually preserve more of your natural structure and restore more of your natural chewing strength. The high-quality, biocompatible material is comfortable as well, causing less overall irritation to your gums than regular fillings.
Here in Lenexa, patients can look forward to experiencing a personalized, state-of-the-art approach. Contact our practice today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. James Craig or if you’re in need of further information about any of our services. We also serve the areas of Overland Park, and the greater Kansas City area.