Both an inlay and onlay are restorations that can help to improve the look and feel of an otherwise damaged or compromised tooth. The restoration can be used to cover a tooth that has cracked or broken or to replace old fillings. They are typically made of porcelain, which allows them to look both natural and realistic. The benefit of both onlays and inlays is that they can last for many years without needing to be replaced.
There are a couple of reasons for why you might need to have either an inlay or an onlay placed. Your tooth might have cracked or broken across the very top of it. Rather than place a full dental crown, a smaller restoration will be perfect for the area. Likewise, we might recommend an onlay or inlay if you have a larger, older filling that needs to be completely replaced.
With an examination, we can determine if either of these restorations is best for you. The restoration is made for each individual patient, so it fits and feels completely comfortable. You can think of these restorations as smaller crowns, since they look and last as long as larger options. Inlays sit inside the grooves of a tooth while the onlay sits over the very top.
The process begins by removing decay, old filling material and smoothing out areas that are broken or cracked. We then take impressions of your teeth so that we can make the new restoration. You will come back in for a second appointment. This second visit involves placing the actual inlay or onlay. There restoration is smoothed into place and polished before you leave the office. You can benefit from a gorgeous new tooth that will improve the overall look of your smile.
If you would like to inquire more about inlays and onlays, call our office today so that we can help to answer all of your questions.
General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients. It is geared specifically to each individual patient, so your treatment will be different from another person coming in for care. We offer a wide range of different general dental procedures that can benefit your oral health.
General dentistry has many different purposes. For one, it helps to restore oral functioning so that it's easier for you to eat and chew. Many procedures help to eliminate pain and problems associated with one or more teeth. Another reason for why general dentistry is so important is because it corrects cosmetic issues that you might be experiencing concerning your smile.
Everyone is a candidate for general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to provide you with the care that you and your family need in a relaxed and modern environment. We take the time to get to know each of our patients and specify care according to what they require. General dentistry can even help in providing preventative care approaches to protect your teeth
We begin our time with patients with a cleaning and examination. This allows us to get to know the patient and create a treatment plan that is specific to them. Care is administered on an individual basis, and we always take your budgeting needs into consideration when planning out treatment for you. With the help of a complete consultation, we can get a feel for what your smile needs in order for it to look its absolute best. Some of the most common procedures you can expect with general dentistry include:
If you are ready to come into our office for a dental appointment, call us today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.