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.
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.
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. Get in touch with our office.