If you have a large cavity or a significant amount of damage to a tooth, our dentist, Dr. Raju Dhariwal, can use a dental inlay or onlay to restore your tooth’s shape and health. If you are dealing with dental damage, call Camden Dental Care at 916-686-2888 to learn more about dental inlays and onlays in Elk Grove, California, and to see if one is right for you.
Damage and decay need to be taken care of as soon as possible, but dental fillings are not always enough. Sometimes referred to as partial dental crowns, dental inlays and onlays can repair damage that is too severe for fillings but not severe enough for full dental crowns. Your inlay or only will be designed to fit your tooth comfortably and securely so that you can use it for normal eating and speaking. Inlays and onlays are custom created to fit your teeth and can be crafted from porcelain, gold or composite resin material; our dentist will help you decide which material is best for your needs and desires. Porcelain or resin is usually the best choice for ensuring the inlay or onlay is undetectable in your smile as it blends in with the rest of your teeth.
Inlays and onlays serve similar purposes. An inlay is used when dental damage has not reached the cusps of a tooth. An onlay is used when the damage has reached the cusps. We will carefully examine the damage in your tooth and recommend the best restorative option to improve your oral health and function.
If you are interested in learning more about inlays and onlays and whether they might be a good way to restore your smile, give us a call to schedule a visit!