Like all restorations, inlays and onlays repair damage, prevent pain, and reduce the risk of future tooth loss. They also offer other important benefits:
- A more natural-looking smile: Tooth-colored inlays and onlays can blend in seamlessly with your surrounding tooth, repairing your smile without any cosmetic drawbacks.
- Metal-free: The metal in silver amalgam restorations is highly sensitive to temperature change and may expand or contract when exposed to heat or cold. This change can damage a tooth, ultimately weakening its structure. Our inlays fluctuate at virtually the same rate as your tooth, making them a much better fit.
- Customized fit: Since inlays and onlays are created from impressions of your tooth, they fit precisely and comfortably. They are also ideal for addressing damage in tight areas.
- Tooth preservation: We strive to preserve your teeth as much as possible. When tooth damage is extensive, less conservative treatment methods such as crowns are often necessary, requiring extensive alteration of the tooth structure. An inlay or onlay preserves more of the tooth, and can be a better solution for a tooth with only moderate decay.