Inlays and Onlays for Dental Restoration in Abbotsford
When it comes to restoring broken or damaged teeth, Medora Dental Clinic is well equipped to offer its patients a variety of options. Inlays and onlays are similar to dental fillings, but they are more substantial and lab-fabricated for a customized fit. Unlike crowns, inlays and onlays only cover a small portion of the surface, either within the tooth’s cusp tips (inlay) or on top of them (onlay). Most commonly made of porcelain, inlays and onlays are designed for strength, a natural appearance, and structural integrity.
Long-lasting Repair Options
If the tooth in question is sufficiently healthy, but the repair required is more substantial than a conventional filling, Dr. Soufi may recommend this procedure. Inlays and onlays are also a smart way to replace old or damaged fillings. Patients can generally expect the ceramic restoration process to take 2 appointments. The resulting finish should last for years, even decades.
Call Us for Whiter Teeth and Smile Restoration
When executed properly, porcelain veneers appear indistinguishable from natural teeth. Individually sculpted, and resistant to coffee stains and cigarette smoke, dental veneers remain a popular choice among patients looking to restore a less than perfect set of teeth. Discoloured, twisted or misshapen teeth can benefit from the application of thin ceramic layers to cover up any perceived defects. Patients with noticeable gaps between their teeth or those who have had little success bleaching their teeth may also consider the process.
In order to add the veneer, a small amount of your natural enamel will have to be removed. As such, the process is considered irreversible (even though new veneers can always be fabricated). Although durable, patients who undergo this procedure should be aware that chewing ice, biting your fingernails and clenching your teeth may damage your new smile. That being said, it’s good to avoid these habits whether you have veneers or not!
Visit Us for a Consultation
Our goal is to preserve your natural smile and maintain your oral health. If you have any questions about the condition of your teeth, don’t hesitate to make an appointment to come in and see us. From veneers to clear Invisalign® teeth straighteners, there are many ways to enhance the appearance of problematic teeth. Dr. Soufi at Medora Dental Care offers consultations for all interested patients. Call today to book a personal one-on-one!