When a tooth incurs damage, whether due to an infection or an accident, its health may become compromised. To help save a tooth, we offer dental crowns, inlays, and onlays. These restorative solutions offer varying degrees of protection and structural stability, so you may preserve your natural tooth, while restoring the health and beauty of your smile.
About Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays help complete the appearance of your tooth while restoring structural stability. Unlike a dental crown, inlays and onlays fit into your tooth like puzzle pieces rather than covering an entire tooth. An onlay replaces damaged cusps on the top of your teeth, as well as the tissue along the sides of your teeth. An inlay replaces missing tissue that lies within the cusps on top of your teeth. Inlays and onlays help reduce the risk of tooth breakage and bacterial invasion.
The Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
While a damaged tooth may result in a variety of dental issues, receiving an inlay or an onlay offers several benefits:
- Inlays and onlays allow you to salvage a partially damaged tooth without resorting to full crown coverage – restoring full tooth structure assists in preventing further breakage.
- Broken teeth often trap food, debris, and bacteria, which compromises good dental hygiene and increases the chance of tooth decay or infection. Sealing your tooth with an inlay or onlay helps improve hygiene effectiveness.
Schedule an Appointment for Inlays or Onlays With Us
Inlays and onlays can help restore and stabilize teeth that have been damaged. For more information, please contact one of our Riverside Dental Group offices. We have locations in Corona, Moreno Valley, Riverside, and Temecula.