Remember the days of dark grey metal fillings that could be seen by everyone when you laughed or yawned? At one time, these unsightly fillings were the only solution to tooth decay in your back teeth.
Dental inlays and onlays are today’s solution. Made from tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin, they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. They are custom-fitted and bonded to your teeth and require just two dental visits.
Inlays and onlays have a variety of uses: repairing decay, restoring cracked teeth when the damage is not too severe, and replacing old metal fillings. Inlays treat decay within the cusps (bumps) of your molars, while onlays are used for decay that affects one or more cusps.
There are many benefits to inlays and onlays. They require less reduction of your real tooth than a standard filling or crown, so your tooth maintains its structural integrity. The bonding process helps prevent bacteria from getting inside your tooth and causing more damage. Because they repair decayed teeth, inlays and onlays can also help you avoid more invasive and expensive treatments in future.
If you are concerned about an old filling or cavities in your molars, ask us about inlays and onlays. They might be the exact solution you are looking for. At Cobblestone Dental Care we love to see you smile. Give us a call to schedule your dental appointment.