Inlays and onlays are restorative treatments for rear teeth which are moderately decayed, or for cracked teeth where the damage isn’t sufficient to warrant the use of a crown. If you’re looking for a Plantation dental clinic, then a visit to Dr. Gohill can determine whether inlays or onlays are an appropriate treatment to restore the beauty and health of your teeth.
Inlays and onlays are typically made from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or synthetic resin and occasionally gold. The resin or porcelain is color matched to your natural teeth for a seamless blend.
Inlays are a procedure which is used to treat decay on the center of the cusps or raised structures which make up the biting surface of rear teeth. Onlays, while being a similar treatment, are used in cases where the decay is more extensive and the fabrication covers one or more tooth cusps.
The benefits of inlays and onlays
Typically, an inlay or an onlay will require two visits to our dental office. During the first visit, the dentist will make a mold of the tooth which enables our dental technicians to fabricate your permanent inlay or onlay. You’ll be fitted with a temporary cover before you leave to protect your teeth between visits. During the second visit, your permanent inlay or onlay will be secured to the tooth.
Inlays and onlays aren’t suitable for every situation, and sometimes we may recommend a crown as a better option. Why not take the first step to healthier beautiful teeth by phoning (954) 256-1788 to book an appointment with Dr. Gohill who will discuss the best course of treatment for you.