COMFORT DENTAL WANTS TO ENSURE THE BEST – most conservative – approach is taken to keep your teeth healthy.
What do we mean by conservative? Well, when one of your teeth has decay or has broken down in some way – we want to preserve as much of the healthy tooth structure as possible. Dental inlays and dental onlays provide a solution when a dental filling is not enough to shore up your tooth.
You Might Be More Familiar with Dental Fillings or Dental Crowns
Teeth get decay, cracked, and fractured – sometimes it’s as simple as a filling. Other times – a dental crown is needed to fit over the tooth like a glove holding the tooth structure together.
A MIDDLE GROUND IN TOOTH REPAIR
Think of dental inlays and dental onlays as the happy medium between a filling and a dental crown. Inlays and onlays are a great alternative when rear teeth have moderate decay or are cracked or fractured – yet the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. The point of seeking this solution is to help preserve more of the healthy tooth structure that remains.
Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes even from gold. Because they can be created from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays can be used to replace metal dental fillings for patients who desire a more natural looking smile.
Dental inlays are used to treat teeth that have decay or damage lying within their indented top surfaces, between the cusps of the teeth.
Dental onlays are used to treat decay or fracture that extends to one or more of the tooth’s cusps.
Patients at Comfort Dental benefit from the straight-forward, honest approach that both Dr. Brucken and Dr. Stubbs take as they help their patients maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Dr. Brucken and Dr. Stubbs’ philosophy of providing extraordinary dentistry in an inspiring atmosphere – means considering the very best option for your individual teeth.
Sometimes your situation can allow for a more conservative middle ground in tooth repair. In that case, the dentists will discuss inlays and onlays as part of your dental repair option.
The entire team at Comfort Dental appreciates the opportunity to serve you and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!