Dental Inlays and Onlays in Westport, CT
Has your dentist recommended inlays or onlays? Inlays and onlays offer several benefits and are commonly used to treat cavities. Contact Advanced Dental Of Westport, CT a dentist near you for more information regarding inlays and onlays near you.
Should I Get Inlays and Onlays Compared to Fillings?
Inlays and Onlays offer several benefits to patients:
- They strengthen the cracked tooth and replace old fillings
- They are made from porcelain and last for several years. With proper care, inlays and onlays can last up to 30 years
- They effectively protect the tooth from further deterioration due to decay
Both inlays and onlays are generally used to treat and repair rear teeth. The treatment usually does not involve anesthesia, although we may apply some local numbing gel for those who experience sensitivity.
How Do Inlays and Onlays Work?
Inlays and onlays are frequently used to repair mild to moderate decay on rear teeth. Ideally, inlays and onlays are used for teeth that require slightly more than a filling (for bigger cavities) but do not require a crown.
Our skilled dentist in Westport, CT is experienced in using inlays and onlays to repair decayed teeth with aesthetic results that can last for more than two decades.
Let’s take a closer look at inlays and then onlays and understand what they are and how they work.
Inlays, as the name suggests, are ideal for repairing the decay that occurs in the indent of a tooth, just between the cusps or pointed projections. Inlays can be made from porcelain or metal, although we’d like to suggest that porcelain inlays minimize damage to the tooth. Metal inlays may crack the tooth.
Onlays are used when the decay is more extensive and seal off a bigger area compared to inlays. They can be used to seal a tooth that has decay in the indent as well as on the cusps.
Schedule an appointment today for a skilled dentist near you. We offer high quality inlays and onlays in Westport, CT.