Also known as partial crowns, dental inlays and onlays are used for restoring teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Inlays and onlays are usually recommended when your teeth do not require a dental crown, but instead replace the missing portions of the tooth to strengthen and protect it. Inlays and onlays are a conservative dental treatment, requiring little if any removal of your original tooth structure to be placed. They also blend in with your natural tooth color to produce a natural and long-lasting result for your smile.
Dental inlays are usually used when the damage is more limited and does not reach the cusps (pointed areas on the chewing surface) of the tooth. Onlays are typically recommended when the damage is slightly more significant and extends to one or more of the cusps. Our dentists will determine whether an inlay or an onlay is the better option for restoring your oral health and smile. We will then create your inlay or onlay in just a few minutes by using our advanced CEREC technology.
For more information about dental inlays and onlays in Laurel, Montana, and to set up a consultation with Dr. Sam Pollock or Dr. Jordan Dobmeier, call Laurel Family Dental today at 406-628-0004.