Inlays and Onlays in Westland, MI
Restore Your Stunning Smile
Throughout our lives, chips and cracks in our teeth are fairly common. While damaged and decayed teeth can happen for many reasons, inlays and onlays are one of the top ways to repair broken teeth without having to replace them entirely. If you’re looking for ways to restore your smile, our team at Parkside Dental can help.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are pieces of porcelain that are shaped to restore part of your tooth after damage or decay. Inlays fill the area between the cusps of your teeth, while onlays cover the cusps. Unlike dental crowns, inlays and onlays don’t cover the entire tooth. They’re simply meant to restore the part of your tooth that’s damaged.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
Our team at Parkside Dental can help you decide if inlays and onlays are the right dental treatment for you. A few benefits of this simple restorative dentistry treatment include:
- Provide additional strength and support for affected teeth, allowing them to withstand more chewing pressure.
- Longer lasting than dental fillings, with proper care.
- Less enamel is removed, with more of the natural tooth preserved.
- They blend with your tooth’s natural color.
- The procedure can usually be completed in just two visits.
If you have teeth that are suffering from damage, decay, or infection, schedule an appointment with our Westland dental team so we can help you make a treatment plan.
The Inlays and Onlays Process
The inlays and onlays procedure is similar to that of a dental crown. After an initial consultation, you’ll make an appointment with our team of exceptional dentists for the procedure.
One of our dentists will administer an anesthetic to make sure you’ll be comfortable during the procedure. Then, we’ll remove any infected areas and prepare your tooth for its new restoration. An impression will be taken of the area to create the custom inlay or onlay. You’ll receive a temporary restoration until your final appointment.
Once your permanent inlay or onlay is ready, we’ll remove the temporary restoration, clean your tooth, and install the custom inlay or onlay. We’ll give you some after care instructions and send you off to enjoy your newly restored smile.
Are Inlays and Onlays Right For You?
Inlays and onlays are one of many restorative dentistry options. Our Westland dentists always do their best to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, and we offer this treatment to treat mild or moderate tooth decay as well as repair cracked teeth.
Inlays and onlays may be right for you if you:
- Have a cracked, chipped, or moderately damaged tooth
- Are experiencing the beginning stages of tooth decay
- Have a large cavity that requires additional repairs
Custom Inlays and Onlays at Parkside Dental
Here at Parkside Dental, we always want to help our patients feel confident in their smiles. If you’re curious about how inlays and onlays can benefit you, call our Wakeland office at (734) 261-6060 and schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll go over your options and help you decide what’s right for you.