Inlays & Onlays Restore Teeth Affected By Decay
The baby boomer generation is the first group able to preserve their smiles throughout their lives. This is in large part due to consuming water with fluoride and brushing with fluoride toothpaste.
Although many people have access to a broad range of dental services, it doesn’t mean oral health issues like decay won’t arise. And not everyone starts practicing proper oral hygiene techniques – until after they’ve been through a costly, painful ordeal.
Inlays vs. Onlays
An onlay, otherwise known as a partial crown, is used to repair damage to the cusp (tip) of the tooth. First, we’d place a temporary onlay, and you’d return for a second appointment once the lab has manufactured the permanent one. Back in the day, gold inlays were mainly used to fix tooth structure impacted by decay. This remains the same today, but they are available in materials that match natural teeth, such as porcelain. And because they match the rest of your smile, it’s an excellent replacement for more noticeable silver (amalgam) fillings. On the other hand, inlays are smaller; therefore, they are used to cover up areas that aren’t as extensively damaged.
Inlays and onlays be the perfect solutions for:
- Damaged fillings
- Broken/fractured teeth
- Cosmetic improvement
- Extensively decayed teeth.
Want more information? Give us a call! We’ll answer any questions you may have about inlays and onlays. After all, we’ll always do what’s best for the health and beauty of your smile.
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- Custom-made for your tooth
- Used to restore teeth affected by large cavities
- avoid a root canal or extraction
- Only damaged tooth material needs to go