What Are Dental Inlays?
Inlays are a restorative dental treatment which can be used to repair damage such as chips, cracks or cavities within the chewing surfaces of teeth. Depending on your preference, composite or amalgam can be used.
What Are Dental Onlays?
Much like inlays, dental onlays are a restorative dental treatment used to repair damage to teeth. Onlays, however, can repair a larger area that extends past the outer ridges of teeth. Onlays can also be created using composite or amalgam depending upon your preference.
Why Inlays and Onlays?
Unlike dental fillings which can actually reduce the structural integrity of a tooth, inlays and onlays can provide extra strength. For patients with more damage than a filling can fix but not enough for dental crowns, inlays and onlays are the perfect, affordable option. The material chosen will be bonded to your existing, damaged tooth, protecting it from further damage and decay.
Tired of decayed or damaged teeth? Contact our New Carlisle and Granville dental office today, or stop by. We’d be happy to evaluate your teeth and determine if dental onlays or inlays may be the right treatment for you.