Dr. Angela Leung provides dental inlays and onlays to restore your damaged teeth and give you back a healthy smile. This conservative treatment works to fully restore your teeth while also preserving your original tooth structure. Call us today at 415-681-2697 to schedule a consultation with our endodontist and learn more about dental inlays and onlays in South San Francisco, California.
What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?
Dental Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to repair damage to the tooth. They can be made from a variety of materials but are most commonly made from porcelain or composite resin.
What are they used for?
Dental Inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, fractures or wear. They are an alternative to dental crowns and can be used to repair both front and back teeth.
How are they placed?
Inlays and onlays are placed in the tooth in much the same way as a filling. The tooth is first prepared by removing the damaged tissue and cleaning out the cavity. An impression is then made of the tooth, which is used to make the inlay or onlay. Once the restoration is ready, it is bonded to the tooth with dental cement.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to using inlays and onlays. They are less invasive than dental crowns and can be used to repair both front and back teeth. Inlays and onlays are also very strong and durable and can last for many years with proper care.
If you have any questions about dental inlays or onlays, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with our endodontist and team, please call our dental office today. We would be happy to help you restore your smile and look forward to meeting with you!