There are cases when damage to a tooth is too complex or extensive to be treated with a simple filling, yet the full-coverage of a dental crown is not necessary. In these cases, the best option for restoring the tooth may be an inlay or onlay.
Also known as indirect fillings because they are custom-made outside of the mouth, Inlays and Onlays are treatments used to repair mild to moderate tooth damage. Here at Rye Dental Associates, we offer quality and affordable restorations including inlays and onlays for our patients in Rye, New York.
A dental inlay involves the application of filling material to the center of a tooth’s chewing surface. An inlay will not cover any of the tooth’s elevated features (cusps), only the area inside these points. After a tooth is repaired using an inlay procedure, the appearance will be natural, and the function will be back to normal.
An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. Onlays are a great solution to conservatively restore natural teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay. Onlays are identical to inlays except one or more of the tooth’s cusps (points) will be included as part of the restoration.
Restore and strengthen your teeth through onlays and inlays in Rye, New York. Call us at (914) 967-1242 to book your appointment.