Inlays and Onlays: The Restorations That Can Repair Your Damaged Teeth

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Has your dentist, Dr. Diana Craft, recommended restoring your tooth’s health and function with a dental inlay or onlay? If so, you’re on the right track toward the top-notch tooth you deserve. These restorations are strong and effective and they can improve your oral health all while looking completely natural. To tell you a little more about dental inlays and onlays in San Clemente, California, our dental team is happy to share some details.

A dental inlay is a great restoration option when it comes to repairing between the cusps on the surface of the tooth. A dental onlay is a great option when it comes to repairing more cusps or the entire top surface of the tooth. The onlay can even repair the edges of the tooth. These treatments are beneficial when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. They can also be helpful when dental decay is too extensive for a filling but not extensive enough for a dental crown.

When restoring your tooth with one of these options, your dentist will make an impression of the tooth and will send that impression to a dental lab. There, lab technicians will use that information to craft an inlay or onlay that is right for you. When it’s done, they will send the restoration to our clinic. Your dentist will then bond the inlay or onlay to your tooth.

For more information and details about dental inlays and onlays, please contact Diana Craft Dental and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, so please contact 949-218-0433 today!