There are inlays and onlays in the dental world and it is important to know which you may require from our dentists. We will make sure to go over everything with you. However, if it is an onlay, you want to know if this is the best course of action to take, or if it is something that could improve your overall oral health.
What's a Dental Onlay?
A dental onlay is thought of as an indirect filling that is made in the tooth. They are usually made outside of the mouth, in a dental lab usually, and then placed in the patient's mouth by our skilled dentists. It is bonded and sealed to protect the eroded tooth underneath it. The word "onlay" is because the filling is being laid on the tooth. Inlays are placed inside the tooth.
Does it or Will it Improve My Oral Health?
Dental onlays, along with any other dental procedure that we recommend and provide in our office, is done to improve your oral health. Any sort of repairs that are needed and done can improve your smile and your confidence. You can reduce the amount of pain you're in with this procedure and you can also fill in any areas that might be open, leaving room for bacteria and other germs to make their way in and infect the area. Skip this and have an onlay performed.
Speak with our dental professionals today if you're having a problem with your onlay, or if you need to have an exam. We can provide you with the specific information that you need to have the smile you have always wanted. Always make sure to smile in confidence and with ease when you work with the best dental office out there. Give us a call today and we will schedule you right away.