What You Should Know About Inlays and Onlays

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If you have tooth decay, you might understand that there are a number of options available to you. For example, you are probably aware that you can get your cavity filled. You may have also heard that you might need a crown if you are dealing with more severe decay. Still, have you ever wondered about why you should consider an inlay or an onlay?

As you may already be aware, onlays and inlays are designed to restore a tooth that has become too damaged for the cavity filling to address, but that isn’t serious enough to need a crown. Inlays are made to cover damage within the bump of your pearly whites, and onlays cover one or more of your bumps.

Please remember that onlays and inlays are extremely durable. In fact, you can generally expect your dental inlay or onlay to last for up to 30 years. Furthermore, inlays and onlays are designed to look like your natural pearly whites? Similarly, once inlays or onlays are placed, you’ll be able to speak clearly and chew more comfortably.

If you’re interested in hearing more about a dental inlay or onlay in Zanesville, Ohio, or in learning more about other ways you can cope with decay, please feel free to contact Northpointe Dental by calling 740-454-6644. Our dentist, Dr. Brian J. Waggle, and our dental team will be happy to address any concerns you have. We’re excited to receive your call.