Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are a special type of restoration that can be used to treat teeth that have suffered severe damage or decay. Our Los Angeles inlays expert may recommend inlays or onlays if your tooth is too damaged for a traditional dental filling to reduce the need for more invasive treatments.
In the past, patients with significantly damaged teeth might have been advised to get dental crowns. A crown is a porcelain, tooth-shaped cap that fits over the entire visible portion of a tooth to protect and restore its size, function and shape. However, the placement of the crown requires extensive alteration of the natural tooth enamel. Inlays and onlays are a conservative treatment option that helps preserve dental health and are a holistic treatment option that can help you stay healthier overall.
Inlays Los Angeles
Inlays are used when the tooth is damaged inside the cusps. If you are a candidate for inlays, our expert in inlays in Los Angeles will schedule two appointments. At the first appointment, the diseased or damaged tooth structure is removed and dental impressions are taken. The dental lab will create the inlay, which acts as an indirect filling. At the second appointment, the inlay will be permanently bonded to the tooth.
Onlays Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles onlays expert places onlays just like inlays. The difference is that onlays are used to restore teeth that are missing one or more cusps. The onlay is made to precise specifications for a flawlessly comfortable fit and can restore the tooth’s strength and appearance without the need for more invasive procedures.
The goal of our expert in onlays in Los Angeles is to restore your smile in the most holistic way possible with minimally invasive procedures and treatments. Because your smile is a gateway to the rest of your body, we recommend not only traditional dental procedures that keep your smile strong but also holistic options that support whole-body health.
If you have suffered from tooth damage or decay, we can help. Contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation with our holistic dentist in Los Angeles.