Westminster Dentist Dr. Gary Imm can help repair damaged teeth with undetectable fillings
If you require repairs to your teeth but have concerns about mercury amalgam fillings, inlays and outlays may be the answer you are looking for.
Dental inlays and dental onlays are a natural looking alternative to fillings. They are beautiful and durable and they are formed to fit and fill most types of cavities.
They are almost impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth – only your dentist will know for sure.
What are dental Inlays and Onlays
An inlay is a dental renovation where the material is bonded in the center of your tooth, fitting comfortably and securely within the grooves of your teeth. They cover the contours or outline of your tooth and they are smaller than onlays and dental crowns.
An onlay is used when there is more extensive damage, covering one or more tips of your cusps. While this restoration covers more of your tooth, it doesn’t protect the complete chewing surface of your tooth the way a dental crown does.
Some advantages of these dental restorations include:
Inlays and onlays sustain healthy teeth while repairing damaged and decayed areas. Their superior fit and resilient material also strengthens weak areas of your natural teeth, consequently improving your overall oral health.
Their conventional preparation means that dental inlays and onlays protect and preserve as much of your healthy tooth as possible. If you have mild-to-moderate tooth decay and decay that expands between your teeth, these restorations are an ideal option to full-coverage crowns.
Easy to maintain
They are tailored to fit your specific tooth, making it easier to brush and floss than with a full-coverage restoration.
Not only are they the same color as your natural teeth, inlays and onlays are less likely to discolor with age. This is more common with tooth-coloured composite fillings.
Tight space fulfillments
Cavities between your teeth are better shielded with inlays, which provides a tighter seal. They are also more effective at keeping bacteria out. Inlays are easier to clean and more stain resistant than composite fillings.
Almost impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth
Dental Inlays and onlays sustain healthy teeth by repairing damaged and decayed areas. Their precise fits and resilient materials strengthen weak areas of your natural teeth, improving your overall oral health.
Westminster’s Dr. Gary Imm of All Smiles Care uses dental inlays and onlays to protect and preserve as much of your healthy natural tooth as possible.
Whether a dental condition needs a tooth filling, dental inlays and onlays, or dental crown, ignoring the problem endangers your dental health.