Hollywood area dentist describes dental inlays and onlays
When patients have an area of decay, they may have some options to think about. Decay can be addressed in several ways, including:
- Inlays and onlays
- Dental crowns
Not all areas of decay are large enough to require a full dental crown, nor are they small enough to be treated with a filling. Instead, some patients in the North Hollywood area may be better suited for an inlay or onlay.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are special porcelain restorations that are made to fit onto or into a natural tooth to cover an area where decay has occurred. They are best for patients who have a cavity that is too large to benefit from a filling but is not serious enough to require the placement of a crown. These middle-of-the-road options are highly encouraged when considering conservative methods of restoring the smile.
What are inlays and onlays made of?
Our practice uses porcelain inlays and onlays. Porcelain is strong and natural-looking. It can hold up to chewing and biting forces and can be made to match the patient’s teeth in color and shape. It is simple to bond in place, which is why it is used to fabricate other restorations including dental bridges, veneers, and crowns. We encourage patients to choose porcelain whenever possible to make restorations blend with the smile.
Consider conservative choices
Not all areas of decay require a full dental crown. Consider a more conservative solution such as inlays or onlays. Call Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and the team of A-Dental Center today to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. Our team will be upfront and honest with the best option for your smile. We can be reached at (818) 593-0700 or by visiting our office at 11335 Magnolia Blvd, Suite #1A.