Dental Inlays and Onlays for Tooth Repair and Restoration
- Posted on: Feb 28 2020
Restoring the natural tooth is important when damage occurs. It helps ensure the tooth does not develop an infection and can maintain the tooth’s structure and integrity. Some of the options for Golden, CO area patients include dental inlays and onlays. These are more conservative porcelain restorations when compared to dental crowns, but are often necessary when a cavity cannot be addressed with a filling alone. Dental inlays and onlays may be placed in or on the tooth to seal an area of decay and offer protection.
When should I have an inlay or onlay, and when should I consider a dental crown?
A dental crown is a specific restoration that is used to cover an entire tooth. The dental crown does require substantial removal of surrounding tooth enamel to place. Some conditions may not warrant such a large restoration to repair, during which an inlay or onlay may be a smart alternative. Determining if a tooth requires an inlay, onlay, or dental crown is done during an evaluation with our team at Golden Dental Solutions. Patients can ask about the options available to them, and can speak to Dr. Nancy Gill about their specific needs and desires.
Does an inlay or onlay appear noticeable?
Absolutely not! Inlays and onlays made at the office of Dr. Nancy Gill are made to match the patient’s existing color of their natural tooth enamel. This ensures that the restoration is not noticeable when it is bonded in place. Dr. Nancy Gill takes great pride in making restorations match and are seamlessly integrated into the smile. Porcelain restorations such as this are also stain-resistant, allowing them to last a long time before they need to be replaced by a dentist.
Request an appointment with Dr. Nancy Gill today!
Dental inlays and onlays are a great way to repair the smile when problems arise. Contact Golden Dental Solutions today to schedule a visit and speak to our team about the advantages of this or other restorative solutions available at the practice. Golden Dental Solutions is proudly located at 1218 Arapahoe Street and can be reached at (303) 277-9600.
Posted in: Dental Inlays and Onlays