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When Is a Dental Inlay or Onlay Your Best Option?

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
When Is a Dental Inlay or Onlay Your Best Option?An ordinary filling oftentimes may not suffice to fix chipped, partially shattered, or cracked teeth. Similarly, dental procedures like fitting a dental crown or a root canal may seem like a lot just to restore the functionality and cosmetic appearance of a tooth with minor damage. That is when an inlay or an onlay is a middle ground and a logical way forward in restoring functionality and the cosmetic appearance of your tooth or teeth.

Inlays and onlays are a less elaborate antidote to a decayed, chipped, partially shattered, or cracked tooth. The use of inlays and onlays can restore the functionality of this tooth with enough strength and support to restore your chewing ability. This stability comes from the material used in making the inlay and onlay. They are usually composed of substances such as porcelain, composite resins, gold, and even alloys.

Difference Between an Inlay and Onlay

An inlay is placed in the center of the tooth to prevent any further decay or nerve and tooth degeneration. An onlay is used to cover a larger surface area, almost like a crown, but not completely crowning a tooth. This is considered less invasive as compared to a crown.

Making an Informed Decision About Inlays and Onlays

It is confusing to figure out which dental orthodontic will suit you best. To make an informed decision, call us for more information. On close examination from our professionals, we will help you decide if an inlay or onlay is your best option. This also depends on the extent or intensity of the decayed, chipped, partially shattered, or cracked tooth. In any case, you will feel confident enough to make the decision when you know of all the possible options involved. Visit our office for a thorough checkup today.
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Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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