Rather than use a full crown to replace the surface of the tooth, sometimes an inlay or an onlay can be an excellent alternative to a full crown. The reason why an inlay or an onlay may be a better option than a crown is due to the fact that inlays and onlays preserve more of the natural tooth structure and can match the tooth’s natural color better.
Dental Inlays and onlays are solid pieces that are typically made up of porcelain. Because inlays and onlays are made of porcelain, they are a strong and durable option for preserving the tooths overall structure. Our inlays and onlays are crafted off-site, however they are bonded within the office.
When seeking inlays and onlays, there are various options available, including gold, porcelain, or composite materials. We at Dobson Ranch Dental Care utilize inlays and onlays to restore teeth when our patients don’t qualify for dental crowns. When compared to crowns, inlays and onlays are traditionally less-expensive.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Dobson Ranch Dental Care today and schedule a consultation visit to discover what is best for you and your oral health.