Inlays and onlays offer a number of benefits, including preventing future damage to a tooth. When you opt for an inlay or onlay, your tooth is basically wearing a helmet. When it wears a helmet, it’s protecting the inside so there is no more damage done to your tooth. This prevents you from needing more extensive treatments down the line like a root canal or a dental crown.
Inlays and onlays also help you restore the function of your tooth. If your tooth was worn down or threw off your bite, the inlay or onlay can help restore your tooth back to health and it’s full shape. With its full shape, your bite is more functional – giving you back the function you once had.
When your tooth becomes damaged it also becomes weaker. When you restore the damaged areas with an inlay or onlay, this also restores the strength back to your tooth. This means your tooth is less fragile. Inlays and onlays can replace large dental fillings to restore strength to your tooth.
Inlays and onlays also require little to no tooth prep which allows you to keep as much natural tooth as possible. In addition, your results look completely natural! We craft each inlay and onlay to match your existing tooth so everything blends seamlessly.
Inlays and onlays can be used as an initial treatment or to replace large metal fillings. How these restorations can benefit your smile is best determined by Dr. Clancy during your appointment.
If you live in or around Woburn, Winchester, and the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, and would like to learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays, please call Divine Smiles today at (781) 396-8558 to schedule an initial consultation.