So, you have a tooth that is damaged and needs support but it’s a little too scratched for a tooth filling and doesn’t need a full blown dental crown, that’s where dental onlays come in! A Dental Onlay is used to repair sizeable cavities without using a dental crown.
The dental onlay is like a partial crown. They incorporate cusps that cover the surface of the damaged tooth. It is important to know how severe the damages are in a tooth, to prevent worse issues. Dental crowns can cause damage to teeth that do not need them. That’s why options like the dental onlay are thoroughly evaluated at Your Community Dental! The dental onlay conserves the structure of a tooth and does not eliminate cusps.
When are dental Onlays used? A dental onlay is best for small tooth problems that are not severe enough for a dental crown. The onlay works well for mild tooth decay, small fractures, and cracked teeth. If the majority of your tooth is still healthy a dental onlay is a good fit.
The dental onlay is great for supporting the teeth and overall strengthening. This can strengthen a tooth up to 75 percent. This tooth reconstruction is more stable and last longer than a filling. They can last up to about thirty years if treated with care. Additionally the dental may prevent further dental issues.
- Remove decay and damage from the tooth
- Make the onlay with porcelain to match tooth and fit well
- Cement onlay to the tooth with resin adhesive
- Polish is applied to finish thing off
To learn more about dental onlays and see if they are the right fit for you make an appointment at Your Community Dental! Dr. Brown and his teeth of professionals would love to help you!