At Your Family Dental, inlays and onlays are placed to fix minor–moderately damaged molars. Your Merritt Island dentist may opt for an inlay or onlay instead of a crown to repair a cracked or broken back tooth that is not damaged severely.
The ideal candidates for tooth restoration with a dental inlay or onlay have an excessive amount of damage or decay that can’t be successfully repaired with a traditional filling. However, there is still enough available healthy tooth structure to avoid a dental crown.
Dental inlays and onlays at Your Family Dental offer even more restorative benefits then metal tooth fillings, including:
At your first visit, your Merritt Island dentist will remove any existing fillings in need of replacement. This process is performed under local anesthesia. Your dentist is Merritt Island will then take a mold of the affected tooth and send it to an outside dental lab. When the new custom inlay or onlay is received at our Merritt Island dental office, it is cemented in place during your second appointment. Custom made of porcelain material or tooth-colored composite resin, the dental restoration will blend in perfectly with the treated surface and the surrounding natural teeth.