If you’re about to restore a tooth with a dental inlay or onlay, then our dentist, Dr. Richard Cavallaro, is happy to tell you all about them so you know more about the treatment. The more you know, the more comfortable you can feel in the dental chair. Dental inlays and onlays are strong, reliable, and natural-looking restorations that can repair your tooth and restore its health and function. Some more facts about dental inlays and onlays include:
A dental inlay repairs a small space on the top of the tooth, like between the cusps on the center of the tooth’s surface. A dental onlay is just like a dental inlay, but it repairs more cusps than an inlay and it can even restore the entire tooth’s surface as well as branch out to repair the edges of the tooth. Dental inlays and onlays are often used when old fillings need to be replaced or if the decay is too extensive for a filling but not quite extensive enough for a dental crown.
When restoring your tooth with one of these options, your dentist will make an impression of the tooth and will send that impression to a dental lab. There, lab technicians will use that information to make an inlay or onlay that will fit perfectly on your tooth. When it’s done, they will send the restoration to our clinic where your dentist will bond the inlay or onlay to your tooth.
For more information and details about dental inlays and onlays in Lemon Grove, California, please contact our dental team at Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc today. All you need to do is dial 619-569-1925 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!