Tooth damage can occur in different areas of your tooth and with varying degrees of severity. Because of that, we offer dental inlays and onlays. These treatments, which are sometimes referred to as “partial crowns,” are useful for repairing damage that is not severe enough to require a complete dental crown but may need more attention than a dental filling. If the damage is not on the cusp of your tooth, our dentist may suggest using an inlay. However, if the cusp is affected, a dental onlay may be the best answer for your smile.
There are several types of material that can be used for inlays and onlays. They can be created from gold, but materials such as composite resin and porcelain are very popular for their color. They can blend in seamlessly with the surface of your tooth, making them almost impossible to see. Our dentist will make sure that the inlay or onlay fits your tooth perfectly to restore the appearance of your smile and protect your tooth from further damage or infection.
If you have a damaged tooth, we invite you to call our office today and schedule an appointment to see if you could benefit from a dental inlay or onlay.