At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we complete many tooth restorations for urgent care patients. We’ve been restoring teeth since 2004 for our valued patients.
We fill cavities, repair broken teeth and also place dental implants after a tooth extraction. Regardless of the extent of the tooth damage—or if the tooth has to be extracted—we create custom restorations.
In today’s post, we are going to talk about two types of restorations: inlays and onlays.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INLAY AND AN ONLAY?
Both inlays and onlays are smaller than full crowns. They can be made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.
Inlays and onlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has taken place.
An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more cusps, or bumps, on the top of the tooth.
- An inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth
- An onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its initial dimension
MATCHED PERFECTLY TO YOUR TOOTH COLOR
Inlays and onlays are durable and inconspicuous. We match them to the specific shade of your tooth. No silver amalgam.
Inlays and onlays protect the tooth from further deterioration. They provide natural function.
At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. We offer family dentistry along with the following services:
These are just some of the dental procedures we offer at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM. Schedule an appointment to see what we can do for your smile!
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