Our dentist may recommend dental inlays and onlays to repair and restore your teeth. Inlays and onlays are recommended when your tooth is too damaged for a filling but does not need a crown. Inlays and onlays are a more conservative restorative treatment, working to strengthen and restore the tooth with minimal or no removal of your original tooth structure. Inlays and onlays are also very discreet — once placed, they are nearly invisible within your mouth. They may be made from porcelain, composite resin material or gold, and they are custom-designed to fit your tooth perfectly. An inlay or onlay can be completed in just two appointments at Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry.
The difference between inlays and onlays is simple:
- Dental inlays are used when the damage to your tooth does not reach the cusps, or pointed tips on the chewing surface.
- Dental onlays are used when the damage does reach one or more of the cusps.
When you visit our office, our dentist will examine your tooth to determine if an inlay or onlay is right for you.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt and learn more about dental inlays and onlays in Hacienda Heights, California, call our dental office today at 626-961-1574.