What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used to repair damage or decay. If the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to warrant the use of a dental crown, your experienced dentist may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are created from porcelain, composite resin material, or gold. Dr. Clive Rosenbusch will ensure that your custom inlay or onlay perfectly fits your tooth to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Inlays and onlays are created using impressions of the mouth, which allows them to be more precise and offer more extensive restoration than a standard filling. Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth and conserve much of your natural tooth structure.
What is the Difference Between Dental Inlays and Dental Onlays?
Both inlays and onlays are used to restore damaged teeth. The difference is that an inlay is used when the damage does not reach the cusps of the tooth, while a dental onlay is used when the damage extends to the cusps. Dr. Clive Rosenbusch will help you determine if you need a dental inlay or a dental onlay to restore your smile.
What are the Benefits of Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays offer a conservative approach to tooth restoration compared to full-coverage crowns. Inlays and onlays preserve as much of the original tooth as possible. These restorations also offer strength, stability, and durability, lasting for many years. Inlays and onlays are typically completed in just two quick visits to Dr. Clive Rosenbusch and can restore the function to your smile.
We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental onlays and inlays in Boca Raton, FL. We are eager to restore your smile!