Onlays and Inlays in Lynnwood
Onlays and Inlays, known as indirect fillings, are used in place of traditional dental fillings to treat tooth decay or similar structural damage. An inlay, which is like a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. Inlays and Onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An Onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, as the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth. Inlays and Onlays are a more conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns. They also offer a well-fitting, stronger, and long-lasting reparative solution to tooth decay or similar damage.
Benefits of Dental Onlays and Inlays
Superior Fit: They are a great choice if you have minimal to moderate tooth decay that extends into a flossing area, offering an excellent alternative to full coverage crowns.
Tooth Color: Due to their aesthetic longevity, they are not likely to discolor over time as tooth-colored resin fillings often do.
Tooth Structure Safeguard: They preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas, helping to ensure functional longevity.
Easy Tooth Cleaning: Because the fit is tailored at all edges, your tooth can be easier to clean than dental crowns.
Tight Space Fulfillments: If you have a cavity between your teeth, consider an inlay rather than a direct composite filling.
Strength and Stability: They are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay. The superior fit and durable material make them a stable choice that can strengthen a damaged tooth.
Weak Tooth Protector: An Onlay can protect the weak areas of the tooth. The procedure does not require the complete reshaping of the tooth.
Dental Onlays & Inlays Services Lynnwood WA
Dr. Suman Chintala, your dentist at Lynnwood Dental Studio is experienced in making Inlays and Onlays for you! Call (425) 778 5665 to make to schedule an appointment. You can also make an appointment online on our website.