Inlays & Onlays
When it comes to reconstructing your smile there are various dental procedures to consider. One of the most common is the use of inlays or onlays. This dental procedure is extremely effective at repairing small problems with your tooth and restoring it to complete functionality. If you are wondering how you can benefit from inlays or onlays, consider visiting our office at Oak Dental Care so you can learn more about this dental procedure and how you might benefit from it.
Two major advantages of getting inlays or onlays placed by our professionals are that they are effective and minimally invasive. They are created to fit into the exact gap to help prevent further tooth decay and injury without impacting the rest of the tooth or feeling unnatural. Another major benefit is that enamel loss with inlays and onlays is minimal as they are placed over the tooth, helping to restore as much of the natural tooth as possible.
Inlays are usually placed in between two teeth when there is an extensive gap that needs filling while onlays are placed over a tooth after a dental procedure is completed. Both of these dental procedures are highly beneficial because not only do they restore complete tooth functionality but they also protect the existing tooth which is vital when it comes to avoiding dental infections.
A Durable Solution
In addition to keeping your teeth protected and strong, inlays and onlays are both sturdy. They are designed to be permanent solutions to dental issues and are generally scratch resistant. This means that you can have inlays and onlays placed without worrying about replacing them in a few years or wondering if they will break as you eat or speak. They are cemented to the affected tooth and form a seal around it to avoid further decay and damage, offering thorough protection that will last.
Inlays and onlays used to be made exclusively of gold. This gave them plenty of durability but not too much subtlety, and many people avoid them as a result. It is important to note that they are no longer created exclusively from this material. In fact, today’s inlays and onlays pair appearance with functionality and can be created from porcelain as well as composite resin, too. This makes it much easier to match them with the color of your existing teeth so that their presence is minimal at best. Most people find this kind of inlay and onlay to be quite natural.
Conservative Restoration Technique
If you need tooth restoration and are not comfortable with more invasive options, inlays and onlays might be the best bet. These durable dental solutions will keep your teeth strong for a long time. They are also non-invasive, time-tested, and conservative techniques that can be done in one sitting.
If you are interested in more information about inlays and onlays and whether they are a good option for your specific needs, please feel free to call us at (941) 629 - 4400 or visit our office at Oak Dental Care to learn more about the procedure.