We know how inconvenient and heartbreaking damaging your tooth can be. However for some patients, when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, removing too much tooth structure is a risk that many dentist make in order to make room for a dental restoration. In order to aid in this process, inlays and onlays offer solutions that are the middle ground between fillings and crowns in order to treat a specifically targeted area of the tooth.
Our trained professionals use the latest technology equipment for onlays and dental inlays in Elmhurst, something to definitely improve your dental health problems.
While inlays and onlays have very similar names, they are not exactly the same. They do count as the same kind of restoration, but they cover of different amounts and places of the tooth. The inlay is the most similar to a dental filling as it goes inside the cusps or grooves of your tooth. While an onlay on the other hand covers a bit more surface area, going around and wrapping at least one of the cusps, and at times covering the entire biting surface of the tooth depending on how much damage a particular one has.
The go-to material used for both inlays and onlays are a custom-made ceramic, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth in radiance, shape, and color.
In order to get inlays and onlays placed, there will be two visits to the dental office. At the very first visit, the decay from the tooth taken and impressions of it are made. Then, a temporary filling is put in the empty area of the tooth, and by the second visit to the office, the temporary filling is removed and your permanent inlay or onlay is bonded into place.
If inlays and onlays sound like a great middle ground between a crown and a filling that appeal to you and your particular set of circumstances, we implore you to come visit our office in Elmhurst. From all of us here at Dr. Vinit Shah, Dentist, we’re ready and willing to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Contact us today for improved dental results using inlays and onlays in Elmhurst, NY.