Onlays and Inlays Help to Repair Your Teeth | Dental Restorations | Snohomish, WA
Dental inlays and onlays can give you a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Inlays and onlays are dental restorations frequently used to repair teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth. They provide more strength than a filling and are more conservative than a full crown. A dental onlay is fabricated to fit your tooth precisely and is bonded tightly in place to strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Like a dental crown, an onlay is a dental restoration that covers and protects the tooth’s biting surface. Where a crown covers the entire tooth, an onlay fits just to the outside of the tooth cusps and covers only the biting surfaces. Because an onlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory, it takes two or more appointments to restore a tooth with a porcelain onlay. A dental inlay fills in any damaged surface of the tooth inside the cusps at the center of the tooth.
If you have damaged teeth in need of a repair, don’t wait any longer. Call Dr. Ted Haines DDS for an appointment at 360-568-8577. Dr. Haines will consult with you and inform you of the dental restorations needed to repair your teeth and smile. Visit his website for more information at www.tedhainesdds.com.