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Strengthen Your Smile with Inlays & Onlays

In a perfect world, dental decay wouldn’t exist and no one would get a cavity. Unfortunately, dental cavities are very real. They weaken your teeth and cause you discomfort.

Thankfully, you can get relief with an inlay or onlay.

When was your last dental checkup? Contact the Center for Dental Restorations in San Diego today to schedule an appointment. We will exam your teeth for decay and plan your dental restoration.

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Similar to dental fillings, inlays and onlays repair damage to your teeth caused by decay or wear. To do this, the damaged part of your tooth is removed, a fabrication (either inlay or onlay) is crafted in a local dental lab, and it is bonded to your tooth.

Both dental restorations are similar, but they treat different sizes of damage. An inlay is used to repair damage within the center surface of your tooth. An onlay repairs damage that extends to one or more of your tooth’s cusps or even the entire biting surface.

How Inlays and Onlays Benefit You

Dental crowns are beneficial dental restorations. However, they are not always the best option for a decayed tooth. Inlays and onlays allow you to preserve the maximum amount of your tooth’s healthy structure while treating the decay.

After examining the amount of dental decay, Dr. Pamela MacPherson will discuss if an inlay or onlay is the best option for you.

When appropriate, she will recommend these restorations because they:

  • Preserve more of the natural tooth
  • Ensure a secure fit avoiding additional decay under the restoration
  • Are less likely to stain
  • Strengthen a weakened tooth and provide stability

Restore the strength to your teeth. Call 619-294-9525 to schedule an appointment at the Center for Dental Restorations. You will quickly discover why more than 97% of our patients would recommend Dr. Pamela MacPherson to a family member or friend. Call today!