Quiz: Do I Need A Crown An Inlay Or Onlay?

Our teeth are strong, but not invulnerable to damage. When a tooth becomes cracked or chipped, or develops decay or an infection, we may recommend a restoration. Will a dental crown, or possibly an inlay or onlay, help your smile?

 Try Our Quiz on Dental Crowns

  1. True or False: A crown can address multiple smile issues.
  2. True or False: A partial targets specific areas of the tooth.
  3. True or False: We create them both using ceramic.
  4. True or False: They can last many years.

Answer Key

  1. True. We can repair advanced tooth decay or address an infection or abscess. We’ve used to them correct crack, chipped, worn down, or broken teeth. They can also aid in tooth replacement, anchoring dental bridges in place or even restring a single tooth dental implant.
  2. True. A crown covers the entirety of a tooth’s visible portion. However, an inlay and only, also known as partial crowns, address a specific area of the tooth to preserve more of the natural tooth structure. An inlay fits between the cusps on the top of the tooth. An onlay fits over the cusps of the top of the tooth.
  3. True. Each one will be custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit. We use ceramic because the material is strong, stain-resistant, and can mimic the translucent nature of tooth enamel. We can also shade the material to better blend with a tooth.
  4. True. As long as you maintain good oral health habits, your restorations can last several years, potentially even decades. You need to brush twice a day, floss every night, and see the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. If you have any further questions about crown or partial crowns, then contact our team today.

Does Your Smile Need a Crown?

We can offer custom-made restorations to improve the health and function of your smile. To find out more about root canal treatment, schedule a consultation by calling Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, today at (319) 364-7108. We also welcome patients from Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.


4201 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402