An inlay can be valuable dental restoration treatment when your tooth is damaged. Cases that benefit from an inlay include:
An onlay is helpful when you have decay or fracture at just a point on your broken cusp (the vulnerable outer portion of the tooth). Onlays are also known as partial crowns.
Tooth decay or damage to your tooth’s cusp can be tricky, but the inlay and onlay procedures meet the challenge.
An inlay is comparable to a dental filling, yet it’s stronger and lasts longer. Inlays are also a durable, go-to replacement for a filling that’s weakened or that has fallen out.
An onlay does the heavy-lifting required by a tooth that needs major reconstruction. It can cover your tooth cusps where substantial treatment is needed. Onlays are also crafted by a lab and are stronger than a standard filling.
Treatment with an onlay can replace your tooth’s cusp or a sizable portion of it. An onlay is also a more conservative treatment than a dental crown because it reduces the amount of your natural tooth that requires removal.
In just two appointments, your tooth will be good as new.
First, the team at Dental House cleans and preps your damaged tooth. They take a dental impression that gives a specially selected lab the precise details to create your inlay or onlay. Before you depart your first appointment, you receive a temporary filling to protect your tooth prior to inlay or onlay placement.
Your inlay or onlay is placed onto your treated tooth at your second appointment. The dentist confirms the fit and appearance before your inlay or onlay is permanently secured onto your tooth.
Questions are common about inlays and onlays as an alternative treatment to a dental crown. Ask about inlays and onlays by contacting the Greenwich Village dental practice of Dental House by phone or through the online booking tool.