Onlays & Inlays
Inlays & Onlays: Strong, Attractive, & Safe Alternatives to Metal Fillings in Elk Grove
Larger restorations generally require onlays. The restore the inner area of the tooth called the "cusp" and extend out and over the outside area of the tooth. A high strength resin or porcelain onlay is a much stronger restoration treatment method for the tooth than a metal filling. Much of the time a traditional tooth filling can reduce the tooth's strength by up to 50%. Onlays last up to 30 years and increase the strength of the tooth by 75%. Sometimes the tooth's current damage is not enough to require an entire crown. Onlays can provide a very good alternative.
Your more conservative restorative option is an inlay. An inlay only brings restoration to the inside "cusp" of the affected tooth. Much less drilling and preparation is required and may be a better option to a metal filling. Composite resin inlays are invisible in your smile.
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Our dental laboratory can create onlays & inlays from an impression of your teeth. The final outcome will result in a perfect fit and will resemble a natural tooth will just as strong.
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