At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we carry out many tooth restorations for urgent care patients. We’ve been restoring teeth since 2018 for our valued patients.
We fill cavities. We repair broken teeth. We place dental implants after tooth extraction. Regardless of the extent of the tooth damage—or if the tooth has to be extracted—we create custom restorations.
In today’s post, we are going to discuss two types of restorations: inlays and onlays.
What’s The Difference Between an Inlay And an Onlay?
Both inlays and onlays are smaller than full crowns. They can be made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.
Inlays and onlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss have developed.
An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more cusps, or bumps, on the top of the tooth.
- An inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth
- An onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its original dimension
Inlays And Onlays in One Dental Visit
With our CEREC technology, we can fabricate and place an inlay or an onlay in one dental visit.
The service begins with a thorough evaluation and x-ray. The damaged tooth structure is removed. The inlay or onlay is milled to exactly fit your tooth and bite.
After the CEREC milling machine creates the restoration, it’s permanently bonded to the tooth. Same day restoration!
Matched Perfectly to Your Tooth Color
Inlays and onlays are durable and inconspicuous. We match them to the accurate shade of your tooth. No silver amalgam.
Inlays and onlays guard the tooth against further degeneration. They provide natural function.
If you have a dental emergency or are looking for a team of experienced dental professionals, give us a call to schedule a consultation.
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