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One option when it comes to dental restoration is something known as inlays and onlays. These unique dental solutions result in a well fitting, durable, strong and long-lasting solution to tooth decay as well as tooth trauma and injury. These restorations are typically well received by patients because they are beneficial from both a functional and aesthetic standpoint. They can be used in place of traditional fillings to address everything from structural damage of the tooth to even tooth decay. While dental fillings are molded into place, inlays and onlays are fabricated in a lab prior to being placed by the dentist on a damaged tooth.

More Substantial Damage Requires The Inclusion Of Cusps

And inlay refers to a restoration where the material is bonded directly into the center of the tooth. On the other hand, an onlay is used when more substantial damage requires the inclusion of cusps of the tooth to ensure a firm biting-surface. Both of these unique types of porcelain restorations offer a wide range of benefits including everything from superior fit to a perfect matching of tooth color as well as strengthening overall the tooth structure. With so much to offer, inlays and onlays are truly a smart choice.

Made Of Everything From A Resin Material To Porcelain

Additional benefits associated with this type of restoration include strength and stability in addition to the protection of weak teeth. They also allow for easy tooth cleaning and best of all the procedure can be done in two dental visits and in some cases possibly even one visit. The restorations themselves can be made of everything from a resin material to porcelain or even gold. Each patient is unique and different and that is why the ultimate decision with regard to the type of material used rests with the patient. Contact your Elk Grove dental care professional, Dr. My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry today for more information on porcelain inlays and porcelain onlays and what they can do to benefit your overall dental health.