Our dental staff at Henry Bowman offers an abundance of high-quality dental treatments, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services. Dental inlays and onlays are commonly used in order to restore a smile affected by issues such as cracked, broken, or decayed teeth. They can also be a replacement for a dental filling. Continue reading to learn more about dental onlays and inlays and see how they can benefit your unique smile and situation.
The materials used for dental onlays and inlays are durable and meant to prolong a tooth’s life and avoid further treatments. They can last a lifetime with proper care and keeping. The dental restorations are commonly made from porcelain or gold materials that are resistant to damage, unlike other alternatives.
Inlays and onlays help to restore and fix several different dental issues. Inlays work best to correct cavities and damage, while onlays restore extensive damage located on the cusps of the teeth. They are both cemented to the individual tooth after all decay and debris are successfully removed. Your dentist will provide an additional layer of sealing in order to allow for a durable and lasting finish. The new inlay and onlay will be scratch resistant and provide you with years of a beautiful smile.
Our team will typically recommend inlays or onlays in place of dental fillings for patients with weak or vulnerable teeth. They also help to protect against damage, infection, and disease better than metal fillings might. They also do not expand over time as traditional metal fillings do. Expanding will ultimately result in an additional treatment and new restoration.
If you are interested in learning more about dental inlays and onlays or the other services we offer, then contact our team for more information. Call our dentist near you today to schedule your next appointment and see if you can benefit from our many unique services. You can also book a visit online now!