Dental Inlays and Onlays
If your teeth have sustained extensive damage, a simple filling isn’t enough to restore your damaged tooth. At Smileton Dental, we provide inlays and onlays to restore a damaged tooth and preserve your natural smile. Dental inlays are used to reinforce tooth structure by applying filling inside the decayed tooth. Inlays provide more support than fillings and work best for mild to moderate tooth decay or cracked tooth. Onlays are also similar but they are applied to the chewing surface of your tooth. Onlays are used for restoring bigger areas and extend across the cusps of your tooth. Both Inlays and Onlays are dental restoration procedures that help in restoring decayed teeth. However, these are more extensive than dental fillings but less so than crowns. So, if your tooth’s biting surface is damaged, our dental inlays or onlays treatment are the best alternatives to dental crowns.
Dental experts at Smileton Dental use porcelain or composite resin to create onlays that perfectly blend with your teeth’s natural color. We focus on our patient's specific needs and aesthetic goals. Unlike traditional fillings, inlays and onlays are directly bonded onto the tooth which significantly increases the tooth strength. These procedures typically take two appointments to remove the decayed tooth, take tooth impression, create onlays, and fit it properly. We pay attention to your tooth structure and ensure that the inlay or onlay fits correctly. Once it is applied and you feel comfortable, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth and polished.
When a thin covering is used to cover up fissures and grooves on the tooth surface, it reduces the risk of tartar buildup and even prevents further damage. Once applied correctly and properly cared for, your inlays or onlays can last for several years. Our porcelain dental inlays and onlays are durable, stain-resistant, and natural-looking. This dental restoration procedure supports damaged teeth and prevents further decay. Moreover, we make sure your inlays or onlays perfectly match the shade of your natural teeth. Once applied, you can’t figure out the difference between onlays and your natural teeth.