Inlays & Onlays
Mission Valley, CA
Repairing and restoring your smile has never been easier thanks to the incredible amount of options available in today’s modern dentistry. In fact, it is easier to retain and restore your natural teeth today than at any other time in history, and that is why the focus in modern practices is to focus on preserving and salvaging natural bone as is possible. This is fantastic news for patients who are dealing with any tooth decay as there are now plenty of options, like Inlays & Onlays, that can be used to help restore rather than replace.
Some procedures are a bit more invasive than others, naturally, and some take more time to heal than others, but there are a few great choices that are not overly invasive at all. Onlays and inlays, for example, are both techniques for tooth restoration that can be the perfect option for the patient wary of overly lengthy or complicated procedures. At Cassell Dentistry, we work to keep our patients happy and healthy.
Inlays and Onlays?
Sometimes we need a little help repairing or restoring our teeth. This can result from a wide variety of issues, from decay to mild chips and cracks that are not severe enough to warrant a veneer or a crown. When that happens, dental inlays and dental onlays can be used to help replace the part of the tooth that is missing. For example, if you have to have part of your tooth removed due to tooth decay, we can always remove the affected part of the tooth and then replace it using inlays or onlays created from tough and durable material that is then carefully sculpted to match your existing teeth.
One of the biggest benefits that dental onlays and dental inlays have rather than going for something more traditional like a filling is that inlays and onlays can work to help reinforce your teeth and improve their strength by up to 75 percent! That is a huge number. Metal fillings do not have this same effect. In fact, they can weaken the overall structure of your tooth by up to 50 percent. Clearly, opting for an onlay or an inlay is the way to go if you are looking for ways to strengthen your teeth and retain your natural smile for as long as possible.
First of all, we will need to determine if you have any existing fillings that will need to be removed or replaced before we proceed with the process. If you do, then we will remove those fillings before making a mold of your teeth and using it to create an inlay or onlay that will perfectly fit your tooth and help keep your smile and your bite natural. The resulting product is usually installed by your dentist at the next appointment.
For more information regarding dental inlays and dental onlays, make sure that you contact us today at 619-220-7475! Our experienced professionals are happy to answer any questions that you might have, and we can even get you set up with an appointment!