Strengthen Your Smile With Inlays & Onlays
Restorations that can be used to strengthen and repair weak or damaged teeth, dental inlays and onlays are designed to protect specific areas of a tooth and provide more stability than fillings.
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What are dental inlays?
Inlays are used to restore the cusps of a tooth that may be too damaged or decayed for a dental filling, but not so severe as to require a full-coverage crown. They are used to fill gaps formed by cracks and decay in the biting surface of the tooth and are custom-made from composite material, porcelain, or gold.
What are dental onlays?
Onlays are similar to inlays, but they cover the entire biting surface of a tooth. Onlays are also custom-made from composite material, porcelain or gold depending on the patient's preference and needs. Unlike fillings, they provide more stability and support for weak teeth that have suffered extensive damage.
What are inlays and onlays made from?
Inlays and onlays are crafted from a variety of materials, but they're most often made with porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain is a strong and long-lasting material that offers natural colorings to match your existing teeth, while composite resin is made from plastic compounds with an opaque hue that can be adjusted to match the surrounding teeth.
Is anyone a candidate for these restorations?
Inlays and onlays are typically used to treat moderate to severe tooth decay, large cavities, fractures, or broken teeth that are too damaged for a filling. Your dentist will evaluate your specific needs and determine whether an inlay or onlay is the best option for you.
How should I care for teeth that have been treated with an inlay or onlay?
To ensure that your restoration(s) last for many years, it's important to practice good oral hygiene habits. You should brush twice a day and floss at least once each day, and it's also essential to visit us regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. With proper care and maintenance, you can benefit from many years of reliable protection!
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- Protect a significantly damaged tooth
- Avoid the need for a crown with these durable restorations
- Retain more of your natural tooth
- Benefit from a safe, effective, & routine procedure
- Prioritize your smile!