Visit Gentle Dental for Complete Tooth Restoration
Contrary to popular belief, all dental repairs do not require an extreme makeover. In many cases, dental inlay and onlay procedures remedy less serious dental issues including fractures and cracks. Dental inlay and onlay procedures are used to repair mild to moderately decayed rear teeth, as well as fractured or cracked teeth that do not warrant crowns.
The dental inlay and onlay used in tooth restoration is made from tooth-colored material garnering more natural-looking results. Dental inlays and onlays are also used to assist in tooth restoration by acting as tooth-colored filling to replace old metal amalgam fillings. An attractive alternative to the amassed metal fillings, dental inlays and onlays continue to be in demand among patients.
Inlays and onlays are typically made from porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes even from gold. However, porcelain dental inlays are among the most common place as they resemble natural tooth color. With a dental inlay, teeth are fitted to cover the crack or cavity. The dental inlay for teeth is then cemented into place. Unlike the dental inlay, teeth requiring a dental onlay necessitate more work. Onlays are traditionally used when reconstruction of one or more teeth is needed. Opting for an onlay instead of a crown means more of the toothâ€™s structure remains intact.
At Gentle Dental, our team of specialists is well versed in performing high quality tooth restoration services. We offer affordable dental inlay and onlay procedures to our patients. Visit Gentle Dental today to learn more about our dental inlay and onlay services.