Restore A Healthy Smile With Inlays/Onlays
At Gumucio Dental in Belle Glade, we pride ourselves in offering inlays and onlays to help restore teeth that are damaged or decayed. They are natural-looking alternatives to silver-colored fillings, and they look great and strengthen teeth.
What Are Inlays/Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations custom-made from porcelain or other composite materials. Inlays fit into the grooves between the cusps of your teeth, while onlays cover one or more of the cusps. Each inlay or onlay is one solid piece fabricated in the exact shape and size of the tooth being treated.
How Are Inlays/Onlays Placed At Our Office?
The process of getting inlays/onlays usually takes two or three visits to our office. Our dentist will examine and prepare the tooth for restoration during your first visit. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab to make the restoration. On the second visit, our dentist will check that the fit and bite of the restoration are correct. The inlay/onlay will then be bonded to your tooth and polished.
What Problems Can Inlays/Onlays Address?
Inlays/onlays are recommended when teeth are heavily decayed or fractured. They strengthen weakened tooth structure and provide improved function and better esthetics. They can be used to restore a tooth with too much damage to support a direct filling but not enough trauma to require a full crown.
What Are The Benefits Of Inlays/Onlays?
Unlike amalgam fillings, preparing for inlays and onlays doesn’t require the removal of large amounts of healthy tooth structure. They can last for many years if properly maintained with good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice daily and flossing once daily. The material used to make them is strong and durable and can provide better protection than fillings. Inlays/onlays are also more aesthetically pleasing than fillings, as they can be matched to the color of your teeth.
Who Should Consider Getting Inlays/Onlays?
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or fractured or have an old filling that is worn out or compromised, then an inlay/onlay may be the right option for restoring it. Our dentist can help you decide if this is an appropriate treatment for your dental condition.
Contact Gumucio Dental today to learn more about inlays/onlays and see if they are right for you! We look forward to helping you achieve a strong, healthy smile that can last for years to come!
Contact Gumucio Dental About Inlays/Onlays Today!
- Restore decayed and eroded teeth
- Add strength to weakened teeth
- Improve your bite function
- Repair teeth that have been damaged
- Show off a more aesthetically pleasing smile!