Our entire team at M2 Dental focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of each one of our patients. We achieve this through different cosmetic, restorative, and preventive treatments that are personalized to benefit each patient and their unique situation. Inlays and onlays are two treatments that can be totally customized for each new case. They are reliable option that many patients request. What are inlays and onlays and when are they recommended or needed? Continue reading on to learn more about these treatments in the Vancouver area.
Both dental inlays and onlays are used to repair area of decay or damage on an individual tooth. They often replace dental fillings, depending on the extent of the tooth decay.
Dental inlays are quite similar to fillings as they both can be used to fit inside the tooth. They are often made out of different tooth colored materials such as composite resin, ceramic, or porcelain. Many dental fillings are often replaced with a newer and more improved inlay that provides additional support and lasting benefits.
Dental onlays are also similar to inlays as they protect the tooth and are used as a restoration. However, dental onlays are also able to be bonded to the actual chewing surface of the individual tooth in order to support the cusps. They are also made out of porcelain or ceramic materials in order to allow the restoration to blend in with your tooth’s natural appearance. Bonding these restorations to your teeth will help to protect them and provide lasting support. Ask your dentist which option is best for your tooth decay and damage or if it is time to replace your old dental fillings with this new treatment.
Contact our Vancouver dental clinic for more information regarding treatment options for your smile today! Our staff at M2 Dental is eager to help improve the appearance and quality of your smile with the help of simple restorations.