Inlays are used when restoring the center and chewing surface of a tooth. Usually a standard filling is enough to fill small areas of a tooth that has been removed due to a dental issue, such as a cavity. Fillings that need to span larger areas of a tooth are prone to chip or may completely fall out under the normal biting stresses put on your teeth. Inlays can fill these larger areas; and because they are made as a one-piece restoration from high-strength materials, they will outlast a standard filling and will hold up for a very long time.
Onlays are used when restoring a tooth's cusp or the pointy parts of a tooth. Crowns are used when it becomes necessary to replace the entire tooth's crown because of severe decay, cracks, etc. Sometimes is it not entirely necessary to replace the entire crown and an onlay will be placed instead. Unlike an inlay, an onlay is used to restore the cusp (point) on the biting surface of a tooth. Onlays are a one-piece restoration that is fabricated outside of the mouth and is made from high-strength materials that will last a very long time and stand up to normal biting forces.
Willamette Valley Prosthodontics is a leading dental office for your restorative dental needs, being the expert prosthodontic center that patients and even other dentists rely on for superior dental care. We have state-of-the-art dental equipment. We offer professional, talented and caring services. Please feel free to call to set up a private consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Levine will assess your condition and educate you on which treatment options are the best under the circumstances. At your consultation, we will discuss your dental health concerns and goals in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We will never pressure, nor do anything that you aren’t completely comfortable with.Request An Appointment Online
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