Dental Onlay & Dental Inlay Cerritos, Long Beach, & Lakewood
Inlays and onlays are performed to restore a decayed or broken tooth and enhance the long-term health of the natural teeth. Conserving dental structure while strengthening and protecting the health of a tooth is achieved with an inlay or onlay. Our inlays and onlays are custom-fabricated by our talented dental lab, ensuring a perfect fit for the cusps of the teeth, while capturing a completely natural appearance. At Innovative Smiles, we strive to conserve your natural tooth in the most comfortable manner. When a crown is too intensive, inlays and onlays can be a great dental restoration. Get the best dental onlay & dental inlays Cerritos has to offer with Dr. Jesmine and her team at Innovative Smiles.
The top portion of the tooth is affected when cavities occur. In some instances, placing a dental filling may actually negatively affect the structural integrity of the tooth. This can bring about more problems as well as issues with the tooth’s long term durability. Dental inlays are typically made up of a porcelain based material, although gold may be sometimes used instead. These cavities can be described as cusps within the tooth. Inlays essentially act as caps to fill those cavities to strengthen the tooth. A special dental bonding is used to ensure the dental inlay stays in place.
Similar to inlays, onlays also fit on the inside of the tooth, but typically extend to the back tooth to replace on or more cusps. Similar to inlays as well, many onlays were made up of a gold based material. But now, technology has transitioned to a more tooth colored porcelain material for a more natural blend with your existing teeth. In simpler terms, onlays are basically inlays but typically cover more more than one cusp of the tooth.
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