If your tooth has too much damage for a filling to repair, Dr. Jeffrey Neal may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. These restorative treatments work much like fillings, but instead of using a general resin, our dentist will have customized restorations created that fit and blend with your smile. And Who Does Your Teeth only uses porcelain inlays and onlays, so you can rest assured that your treatment will leave your smile looking just as beautiful as it has always been. Please contact us at 804-447-1435 for more information or to schedule your appointment with our dentist. We are pleased to treat your smile with porcelain dental inlays and onlays in Henrico, Virginia!
Inlays are most often used when a tooth’s damage does not reach the cusps of the tooth, which is the surface where your tooth meets its companion on the opposite arch. Dental onlays are used to treat your teeth when the damage extends to one or more of the cusps (points), thus covering a larger surface area on the tooth. The process for receiving either is very similar.
First, our dentist will create an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental laboratory, where they will create a customized restoration that fits the shape and color of your teeth. Dr. Jeffrey Neal will then place it on the surface of your tooth so that it fits comfortably and perfectly. Once placed, porcelain inlays and onlays are virtually undetectable in the mouth and conserve much of your natural tooth structure. We also offer E4D same-day restoration technology at Who Does Your Teeth, which means that depending on your personal situation, we may be able to create your custom restoration in a single appointment.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are eager to care for your smile!