Restore Your Teeth With Inlays and Onlays
Woodland Lakes Dental provides top-quality inlay and onlay services to the Orlando area to help ensure you always have the best dental care options and dental health maintenance possible for your individual needs.
Dental inlays and onlays are alternatives to fillings and crowns in instances when a filling may not be enough, but a crown is too much for the damage at hand. By visiting Woodland Lakes Dental, we can help to determine which treatment will best fit the needs of your teeth.
What are Inlays?
Inlays are used as an alternative to fillings. Typically, fillings are used to fill in small or shallow cavities. However, in some cases a cavity may be too deep for a filling but not deep enough to require a crown. In this case, we would utilize an inlay.
Inlays help to fill in slightly larger cavities or hollow areas in the tooth. Additionally, because they are tooth-colored, we can match them to better blend in with your existing healthy teeth for a more natural appearance.
What are Onlays?
Onlays are the alternative for crowns when you are in need of a larger covering than can be provided by a filling or inlay. Onlays are also known as partial crowns and are preferable over full crowns when possible because they are much less invasive to apply and save more of your healthy tooth structure.
Onlays can fill in both the hollow areas formed by cavities or other damage, as well as covering the cusps of the tooth as well.
How Long do Inlays and Onlays Last?
As long as you continue to carry out proper oral hygiene, your inlays and onlays can last for a significant period of time – up to 30 years! Of course, it is important to have annual dental check-ups and cleanings, at which point we can assess the durability and stability of your inlays and onlays.