When a tooth requires restoration because of damage or decay, Dr. Brian J. Waggle may recommend a dental inlay or onlay in Zanesville, Ohio. These tooth-colored restorations are often used for teeth that have too much damage to be repaired by a dental filling alone, but whose damage does not justify placing a dental crown. Your custom inlay or onlay will be matched to the color of your natural teeth for the most aesthetically-pleasing result possible. When in place, the inlay or onlay will be a natural extension of your tooth.
Dental inlays are like dental fillings, but all of the work is in the cusps, or bumps, of the chewing surface of your tooth. Onlays, which are more extensive, are sometimes called partial crowns. Dental onlays cover one or more cusps of the tooth. When placing a dental inlay or onlay, our dentist will remove any decay or an old dental filling. Impressions are taken so that your inlay or onlay can be constructed. When your inlay or onlay is completed, the fit will be checked, any necessary adjustments will be made, and our dentist will permanently cement your restoration in place.
Inlays and onlays are just one of the treatments available at Northpointe Dental. If you would like to learn more about any of our dental services, or dentistry in general, please call our state-of-the-art dental practice soon!