Inlays and Onlays
Caring Dental works hard to expand our services to ensure that we can care for your dental needs and address tooth decay. That is why we offer inlays and onlays as well. We know that you work hard to take care of your teeth, but there might be situations where you need to reach out to a professional. We have a wide variety of treatment options available to address oral tooth decay, and we can use inlays and onlays to help you. Learn more about this treatment option below, and contact us to schedule an appointment.
What Are Inlays?
Today, inlays are frequently used to fill cavities. The goal of this procedure is to replace a small amount of enamel. That way, we can help you protect your oral health.
If you are concerned because your fillings are too easy to spot, you might be looking for something that is tooth-colored — dental inlays are just that. We can use this procedure to protect the tooth and provide an aesthetically pleasing result. We can bond our dental inlays to your teeth, making sure they look as beautiful as possible.
We can also use this treatment option to improve the strength of your tooth. If you would like to learn more about this treatment tool, reach out to us to make an appointment.
What Are Onlays?
Dental onlays are similar. This treatment option extends from the chewing surfaces of your tooth to the various cusps. Typically, this treatment option is made using porcelain or ceramic. It was made of gold in the past.
We also use a bonding process to make this treatment option as durable as possible. That way, we can prevent problems from developing in the future.
How Does the Procedure Work?
We want to ensure that the treatment bonds to your tooth as tightly as possible, so we will first clean your teeth. Then, we will generate a composite that matches the shade of your teeth. We want to make sure the inlay or onlay blends in with the rest of your mouth.
After this, we will coat the tooth using the composite and ensure that we have a strong seal. After we have evened out the coating, we will bond the composite, making sure it is as hard as possible. That way, we can prevent future damage from taking place.
This procedure does not cause any discomfort, but we have local anesthetic available if you would like. We will keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure and keep you updated every step of the way.
Rely on Caring Dental for Dental Inlays and Onlays in Baltimore
If you are interested in dental inlays and onlays, Caring Dental would be happy to talk about all of your options with you. To find out if dental inlays or onlays might be right for you, contact us today to make an appointment.