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Inlays and Onlays

Artful Smiles Dental Studio Offers High Quality Dental Inlays and Onlays

BLD036526If your teeth have been weakened because of damage or disease, your dentist might discuss the option to have dental inlays or onlays placed to strengthen teeth. If you have experienced oral problems because of weakened teeth, dentists have ways of alleviating and preventing a lot of unnecessary pain.
These dental treatments are historically more durable than basic fillings, have a greater resistance to decay and harmful things like gingivitis and are easier to clean.

Plus, one of the best things about the procedure is that once you are done, it feels like a natural tooth and lasts for many years. If you properly maintain and take care of this restorative procedure, it will help you avoid unnecessary visits to our dental clinic for bigger oral problems in the future.

What are the Differences between Dental Onlays and Dental Inlays?

While they are both looked at as solutions to restoring breaks, chips, and cracks in your teeth, there are differences regarding where this restoration takes place.

  • Dental Inlays focus on the direct center and chewing parts of the tooth, and the material is filled in to help with structural damage.
  • Dental Onlays focus on the cusps of the affected tooth, and are usually used when damage to your teeth is more extensive.

Modern dental technology has made it possible to create inlays and onlays that fit teeth perfectly. The piece is molded to match your tooth and then bonded into place to ensure that it lasts for many years.

The process is fairly easy and takes two appointments. Porcelain inlays & onlays are long lasting, tooth colored restorations. With proper care, these dental treatments can last over 10 years. Once the inlay or onlay is in place, you should care for the tooth with regular brushing and flossing to maintain good dental health.

Do You Need Dental Onlays or Inlays?

If you think that you might need dental onlays or inlays, or any other type of dental treatment, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a consultation. The best option is to talk with a qualified dental professional who can assess the health of your teeth and help you decide on the best treatment plan.
At Artful Smiles Dental Studio, your dental health is our top priority. Visit us for a consultation and we will evaluate your dental needs and help you identify the least invasive treatment to improve and strengthen your teeth.

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