Your Tooth Restoration Options
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, but there are a few great choices that are not overly invasive. 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.
What are 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 need to have part of your tooth removed due to tooth decay, we can 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.