Murthy Dental Clinic
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1605 W. Candletree Dr. Ste #114
Peoria, IL 61614
Ph: (309) 686-1100
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138 East Fort Street
Farmington, IL 61531
Ph: (309) 245-2922
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Restorations (Crowns, Onlays, Inlays)

If you want a smile that's your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.

Sometimes the best dental treatment for a tooth is to use a restoration that is made in a laboratory from a mold. These custom-made restorations, which require two or more visits, can be a crown, an inlay or an onlay.

  • A crown covers the entire chewing surface and sides of the tooth.
  • An inlay is smaller and fits within the contours of the tooth.

An onlay is similar to an inlay, but it is larger and covers some or all chewing surfaces of the tooth. The cost of indirect restorations is generally higher due to the number and length of visits required, and the additional cost of having the restoration made in a dental laboratory. Materials used to fabricate these restorations are porcelain (ceramic); porcelain fused to a metal-supporting structure, gold alloys and base metal alloys.