Inlays and Onlays have become a popular choice when it comes to repairing tooth decay or wear and tear. These custom-designed porcelain fillings look good and bond permanently in place. A dental Onlay in Summerlin might be the best option for you.
Traditional fillings use metal or composite filling whereas Inlays and Onlays look more natural and can be used to repair teeth damage. An Inlay is more comfortable than placing a crown in your mouth. Known as partial crowns, an Onlay replaces one or more of the chewing cusps and other areas that are in need of restoration.
In addition to dealing with issues that are treated with conventional fillings, Inlays and Onlays can be utilized for broken or cracked teeth, damaged fillings, tooth decay, and large areas in need of filling. They can also be a great cosmetic enhancement due to the porcelain material we use.
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There are many benefits to having your dentist perform an Inlay or Onlay, including tooth preservation because the process does not remove as much of the tooth’s natural structure.
Inlays and Onlays are made from strong and durable material and last for many years, strengthen and support your damaged teeth. Whereas dental fillings expand after being placed in your mouth, Inlays and Onlays are more organic because they are custom fit to your teeth.
They treat decay in tight spaces, especially cavities located between your teeth. Inlays and Onlays provide better protection because they are more resistant to stains and tooth discolorations. They are also easier to clean because they are a custom fit, which means bacteria is less likely to attach itself to the affected areas.
During your first visit, your dentist will take images and molds that will be used to create your new Inlay. Decay and remaining fillings will be removed to prepare your tooth to receive the Inlay. A temporary filling will be put in to protect your tooth from any damage and the mold is sent to the lab.
Upon your next visit, the Inlay will be carefully placed in your mouth. Be sure to tell your dentist if you feel any discomfort so adjustments can be made. Once everything is good to go, your dentist will cement the Inlay in place, restoring your tooth.
Once you have your new Inlay or Onlay make sure to keep up your great oral hygiene and a healthy diet. Your new filling will be checked every time you come in for a regular checkup.
Call today to see if you need a dental Inlay in Summerlin and how it will improve the appearance of your teeth. This is just one of the services we provide at Sahara Dental.