One of the most effective ways to restore moderately damaged teeth is with a dental inlay or onlay. These dental restoration techniques are more intricate than dental fillings but not as extensive as complete dental crowns. A tooth that is treated with an inlay or onlay will be strong and durable, and the recipient will have no issue using it like any other healthy tooth. Additionally, the restoration will be virtually unnoticeable.
Inlays and onlays are used to repair damage to the tooth’s chewing surface. This could be caused by a deep cavity or some type of oral injury. Overall, some of the primary benefits of inlays and onlays include:
- They help maintain the structure and integrity of teeth.
- They add to the overall strength and durability of teeth.
- They restore a tooth’s overall health.
An inlay will only cover the areas inside the cusps or points on a tooth’s chewing surface. An onlay will cover at least one of the points. Some onlays can even cover the entire chewing surfaces of treated teeth. If you have a tooth that is moderately damaged, then an inlay or onlay may be the perfect solution for you. Our team will work to restore your injured tooth to proper health. Please call us at 630-454-8166 to schedule an appointment.