If your tooth has suffered trauma and is not damaged enough to necessitate a crown, but the tooth is too damaged for a filling to effectively repair, our dentists may recommend an inlay or onlay for you. At White Knoll Comprehensive Dentistry, our team may recommend inlays or onlays for their ability to restore your smile’s health, function, and appearance. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Paul R. Downing, DMD can use dental inlays and onlays in Lexington, South Carolina, please contact us today.
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used to repair damage or decay. If the damage is not extensive enough to warrant the use of a dental crown but is too serious to be repaired with a filling, our experienced dentists may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are custom created from porcelain, composite resin material, or gold. Our dentists will ensure that your custom inlay or onlay perfectly fits your tooth to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth and conserve much of your natural tooth structure.
Both inlays and onlays are used to restore damaged teeth. The difference between a dental inlay and a dental onlay 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 one or more of the cusps. We will help you determine whether you need a dental inlay or onlay to restore your smile.
We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental inlays and onlays. We are eager to restore your smile!