Restorative Dentistry

Inlays & Onlays

Restore Teeth With Inlays & Onlays in Hastings

Why let one tooth blemish your smile when reliable treatments are available?

Inlays and onlays are restorative dental treatments that can help you restore complete functionality to damaged teeth. Although similar, they fix different parts of the tooth, so each is an important treatment in its own right. Discover the many uses of inlays & onlays and determine whether they’re right for you.

What Is the Difference Between Inlays & Onlays?

Dental inlays are placed in the biting surface of the tooth in the crevices surrounding the cusps. This can fill in parts of the tooth that are cracked and add a lot of strength to the tooth as well.

Onlays are very similar to inlays, but are used to treat fractures or cavities in teeth that involve at least one or more cusps. Also, onlays are typically larger than inlays, and cover a larger portion of the tooth’s surface.

Purpose of Dental Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are typically used as the most simple treatment for fixing certain problems. Other procedures such as dental crowns can often accomplish the goal, but inlays and onlays offer a way to fix the problem while preserving the tooth’s appearance and function. These are some of the most common ways that inlays and onlays are used in our office:

  • Restore functionality
  • Improve chewing ability
  • Improve structural integrity of the tooth
  • Stop tooth decay from spreading
  • Protect the tooth from increasing damage
  • Prevent infection

Fix Your Teeth With Inlays or Onlays in Hastings, NE!

If you have cracks or other imperfections in your teeth, then inlays or onlays may be the optimal treatment for you. Trust our doctors and friendly team of hygienists to choose the procedure that enhances your smile with the least amount of change to your mouth and teeth. Contact us to learn more!

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