About Inlays and Onlays

About Inlays and Onlays

Our dental team offers a wide range of services at Dental Arts KG for cosmetic and restorative purposes. We provide one on one consultations in order to help our patients achieve exactly what they are looking for. One of the services we recommend is called inlays and onlays. What is this service and how can you benefit from it? Continue reading on to learn more and see if your smile could benefit from these restorations

Inlays and onlays are used to restore large areas of a tooth that have been severely damaged or decayed. They can be made out of a wide range of materials that have different purposes and benefits.

How Do They Differ from Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings work well for small cavities or minimal amounts of decay. Inlays and onlays are often needed for major tooth decay and damage. They are the perfect solution for a large area that needs correction.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are best used for individuals who are affected by major tooth decay, dental erosion, or tooth damage caused by an injury. It is important that the patient has enough healthy tooth structure. If this is not the case, then tooth extraction may be necessary in order to protect the rest of the mouth.

The Inlays and Onlays Procedure

If you are an ideal candidate for inlays and onlays, then your dentist will begin the procedure by removing the damaged tooth structure. They will then make an impression of the tooth and send it to a lab to create the final restoration. While the patient is waiting for the permanent inlay and onlay, they will be given a temporary restoration. Contact our office today for more information on restorative care.