Inlays and Onlays Downtown Atlanta
The team at Trust Dental Group provides the expert care you need to show off a beautiful and healthy smile for life. We believe that you should love the way you appear, and a gorgeous smile can enhance your self-esteem and make a positive first impression on others. Our variety of services includes restorative dentistry options such as dental inlays and dental onlays.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Damage to your teeth can occur for an array of different reasons. You may have tooth decay that has gone too far for a dental filing to address it. You might have experienced some sort of trauma that left you with a worn-down tooth but not damage extensive enough to require a dental crown. In such a case, an inlay or onlay is likely your best choice.
Inlays and onlays can replace part of your tooth structure. They fit on the chewing surface of your teeth. Inlays are smaller, while an onlay extends to the cusps of your teeth. The goal of having an inlay or onlay is to restore your tooth’s health, making sure that damage doesn’t spread and allowing you to have a strong, stable tooth.
Perfectly Matched to Your Existing Teeth
In years past, it was likely that gold was the material of choice for an inlay or onlay. Though gold can still be used, the most popular choice for inlays or onlays has become a ceramic or porcelain material. It is color-matched to your teeth. You won’t have to worry about it standing out from the rest of your smile. Nobody will know that you have an inlay or onlay.
What to Expect When Getting an Inlay or Onlay
Getting an inlay or onlay involves two visits to our office. We need to first make sure that you are a candidate. We’ll assess your overall oral health and the tooth in question. If we think that another dental solution is more appropriate, we’ll make that recommendation to you. Otherwise, we’ll proceed with the process of taking impressions, which are sent to our laboratory. There, your inlay or onlay is custom-created to make sure it’s a seamless fit in your mouth.
Once our laboratory sends your inlay or onlay back to us, you’ll return for a follow-up. We’ll cement your inlay or onlay into place, and the process will be complete.
Improve Your Oral Health With Us
Do you think that you may need inlays and onlays Downtown Atlanta? Contact us today to schedule your dental evaluation!