Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
Patients turn to inlays and onlays as a restorative treatment option for multiple reasons. Whether you have tooth decay or damage, these treatments are appealing. Inlays cover the chewing surface between the cusps of your teeth. Onlays restore one or more cusps of your teeth providing full coverage of the biting surface. We provide these treatments at Christopher T. Griffin D.M.D. Family and General Dentistry in Greenwood, SC.
Inlays and onlays offer the following benefits:
Strengthened teeth The strong and durable material used to make them strengthens teeth damaged by tooth decay or structural damage. Onlays protect weak areas of the tooth without having to reshape it. They also ensure longevity by restoring decayed and damaged areas.
Natural-looking teeth Using dental materials such as porcelain and tooth-colored composite resin allow patients an aesthetic appeal. They aren’t as likely to discolor over time like composite resin fillings could. Both materials are less costly than dental crowns. Fashionable teeth Others opt for gold inlays and onlays. These are lauded for durability and, of course, their fashion sense. Gold inlays and onlays are strong and withstand chewing forces. They don’t corrode and last up to 15 years or more.
Easy-to-clean teeth Their precise fit aids in maintaining a good oral health regimen including brushing and flossing daily, maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding harmful habits such as smoking. Inlays also offer better sealing to keep out bacteria and won’t stain as easily as resin fillings.
Inlays and onlays are stable restorations that deliver results. Would like to have a solution that leaves you with stronger, natural-looking or fashionable, easy-to-clean teeth? If these benefits appeal to you, talk with our professional team. Call us at (864) 229-2610.