Two highly effective teeth restoration methods, inlays and onlays are used to repair teeth with moderate damage or decay. They are both more involved than dental fillings, but not quite as extensive as full dental crowns. An inlay or onlay will provide a substantial repair to an injured tooth, but it will still keep most of its original structure and integrity intact.
Some of the major benefits of inlays and onlays include:
- Helping teeth remain intact for many years
- Increasing the overall strength of teeth
- Preventing the need for more extensive treatments
An inlay will repair and cover the chewing surface of a tooth without covering any of the cusps or points. An onlay will cover one or more of these points, and it may be placed over the tooth's entire chewing surface depending on the extent of the damage being repaired. Both inlays and onlays will remain securely in place using a strong dental adhesive, and both will leave teeth with a natural appearance and great functionality. Our experts will examine your damaged tooth and determine whether an inlay or an onlay is the best method for treatment.
At Siesta Village Dentistry, our inlays and onlays are custom-built using impressions of the patient's teeth. These impressions are taken using advanced scanning technology, and they allow us to create the restorations possible. Since our practice also owns a dental laboratory, we can create our inlays and onlays with a quick turnaround and at a very affordable price. Best of all, a customized inlay or onlay will ensure an excellent fit and leave you with an outstanding restoration.
An inlay or onlay can be a superb way to restore a damaged tooth. For more information, please call us at(941) 505-1200 to schedule an appointment