The Benefits of Dental Inlays & Onlays
Do you have a tooth suffering from severe decay, damage or infection? Wondering what the right restorative dental treatment option is for you? When it comes to restoring teeth and repairing damage, our inlays and onlays have various benefits over the alternatives. We do however offer various restorative dental care options which include:
Restorative Dental Care Options
- Dental Fillings are used to fill small cavities often in the center portion of your tooth. Fillings are not recommended to repair extensive damage or decay.
- Dental Inlays are used to fill a larger area of damage that is within the cusps of a tooth and are not recommended for damage are decay extending beyond the cusps.
- Dental Onlays are used to repair areas of damage or decay that extend beyond the cusps of the tooth.
- Dental Crowns are used to treat severe decay, infection or damage and cover your entire affected tooth. Crowns require extensive enamel removal and tooth alteration and cannot be reversed.
As you can see, dental inlays and onlays are recommended as an intermediate option when it comes to repairing your tooth and restoring your smile.
Benefits of Inlays & Onlays
- Dental inlays and onlays provide additional strength and support for your affected tooth, allowing your tooth to withstand more chewing pressure.
- Dental inlays and onlays can last longer than fillings with proper care.
- With dental inlays and onlays less enamel is removed and more of your natural tooth is preserved.
- Dental inlays and onlays are designed to blend with your natural tooth color/shade.
- Dental inlays and onlays can often be completed in just one appointment.
- Dental inlays and onlays can be used to restore a failed dental filling.
Schedule Your Carlsbad Restorative Dentistry Appointment Today
Tired of living with extensive decay or damage? Interested in dental inlays and onlays in Carlsbad, CA? Schedule your appointment with Carlsbad Coastal Dental today! We are always accepting new patients at our practice and would be happy to evaluate your tooth to determine whether an inlay or onlay might be the right option for restoring and repairing your tooth.