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The many benefits of Inlays & Onlays in Greenwood, SC

Dr. Christopher Griffin provides Inlays and Onlays in Greenwood that are unsurpassed in quality as well as aesthetics. The foundation of his practice is skill, education, and expertise. Dr. Griffin and his staff are dedicated to excellence, and you will receive only the finest restorations.

Inlays and onlays are a conservative approach to restoring a tooth. They can repair cracked, damaged, decayed, or chipped teeth that still have a solid foundation. Unlike crowns, they do not require extensive removal of existing tooth structure. They are an excellent option for mild to moderate tooth decay or trauma.

Inlays and onlays can be crafted from several different materials to address a variety of situations. They can be made of gold, porcelain, or resin. Porcelain restorations are aesthetically appealing because they can be made to match the color of the surrounding teeth. They are typically used on the teeth that are visible when you smile. Many people request that their silver fillings be removed and replaced with porcelain inlays or onlays for cosmetic purposes. Gold is extremely strong and durable, making it a good choice for teeth in the back that endure tremendous chewing force.

Inlays and onlays require no special care. Once they are in place they are just like your natural teeth, requiring the same oral care routine as always. Brush twice daily, floss every day, and rinse your mouth after snacking. Dental crowns and bridges can provide special challenges to your oral hygiene, creating crevices that must be cleaned meticulously.

Inlays and onlays are essentially halfway between a filling and a crown. They are extremely strong and durable and are an exceptionally good choice for a cavity between teeth. This is because they actually seal the tooth, keeping bacteria out of the area that suffered from decay.

Inlays and Onlays can last for decades if given proper care. With good oral hygiene, regular visits to the dentist, and wise choices of foods you can make your restorations last a lifetime.

If you think an inlay or onlay might be the right restoration for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Griffin. You will enjoy the benefits of not only inlays or onlays, but also his endless knowledge, infinite wisdom, and commitment to excellence.

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