Also referred to as partial crowns, dental inlays and onlays are a restoration procedure Dr. Azimi may use to repair decayed or fractured teeth in the back of your mouth that are too damaged for a filling, but are not damaged enough to need a dental crown.
Another reason that an inlay or onlay may be used is when old fillings need to be removed or replaced.
Inlays and onlays are very durable and can actually help to strengthen a tooth whereas traditional metal fillings can actually reduce the strength of a tooth. With that, Inlays and Onlays can help to prolong tooth life thus preventing the need for future dental treatment.
An Inlay is similar to a filling because it fits inside the cusp of the tooth and an Onlay extends over the cusps of the tooth.
Inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, much stronger and longer lasting solution to tooth restoration, and require less preparation than a crown.
If you’d like to find out more about inlays and onlays or the other dental services we provide, we’d love to hear from you. Call our Las Vegas dentist office today at 702-759-0005 to discuss how we may be able to help with your dental needs.