What are the benefits of porcelain inlays and onlays for North Hollywood area patients?
At A-Dental Center, patients who need to restore their natural teeth may be faced with a myriad of options. Teeth that have been affected by large areas of decay may require porcelain inlays or onlays, which offer many benefits.
These porcelain inlays and onlays are smaller than dental crowns but more appropriate in situations when dental fillings are insufficient to maintain the structure of the tooth. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat of North Hollywood, often uses inlays or onlays as a more conservative alternative to dental crowns.
Inlays and onlays are made to fill in an area of a tooth affected by dental decay. They are fabricated from porcelain and are designed to match the existing tooth structure. This ensures aesthetics are at the forefront of the repair. They are made after impressions are taken of the teeth and created by a dental laboratory. The dentist bonds the inlay or onlay in place to create a seal. This is after the areas of decay have been removed.
Most candidates with small areas of decay are appropriate candidates for the placement of porcelain inlays and onlays. They provide a conservative option and require less removal of natural tooth structure to place. This is highly desirable as it maintains most of the tooth’s structure. Inlays and onlays are more affordable than dental crowns because they require less material to fabricate. Patients also enjoy how effective they are at protecting the teeth.
Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and the team of A-Dental Center work closely with individuals who may need to repair their natural teeth. By calling the team at (818) 593-0700, patients can learn more about the advantages of using inlays and onlays to restore their smiles. This state-of-the-art practice is equipped to assist patients of all ages, including children and adults.