Repairing Teeth so Austin Keeps Smiling!
In some instances, a new filling just isn’t enough to repair a tooth. If you have a cavity or damage that is a little more extensive, we offer strong and attractive porcelain dental inlays and onlays. Because inlays and onlays are custom created just for you, they fit perfectly and look great! In fact, many of our patients can’t even see where they are in their mouths! We are pleased to offer both porcelain inlays and onlays to our Austin, TX, area patients.
Who Needs a Dental Inlay or Onlay?
The best candidate for a porcelain dental inlay or onlay is someone who has more decay or damage than can be repaired with a filling, but still has enough intact tooth structure to support an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays are often used to:
- Repair decayed, moderately broken or fractured teeth.
- Repair or replace old or damaged fillings.
- Repair teeth that have a larger area of decay or damage.
- Enhance a tooth cosmetically.
What Makes Inlays and Onlays Special
Both inlays and onlays are made of pure and beautiful dental porcelain material. Because they are applied to the surface of the tooth instead of being pressed in, they help maintain the integrity of a damaged or weakened tooth. They are also amazingly strong – after a tooth is restored with an inlay or onlay, it can often bear up to 75 percent more chewing force!
Dental inlays and onlays are generally considered to be a more conservative approach than many other treatment options. Because our inlays and onlays are created of tooth-like porcelain, they are more translucent and look astonishingly similar to natural tooth material. Best of all, dental inlays and onlays are healthier than metal amalgam fillings and last for many years. Inlays and onlays keep your smile strong, healthy and gorgeous.
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about porcelain inlays and onlays, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Worob or Dr. Barron, call our Austin, TX, office today.