Just like dental inlays, onlays are used when a tooth’s damage is too great for a filling but too small for a crown. Unlike inlays, however, onlays are used when the damage extends to more than one cusp. At Who Does Your Teeth, Dr. Jeffrey Neal can help you know if you require a porcelain dental onlay in Henrico, Virginia, to restore your smile’s health and maintain its appearance. We invite you to contact us at 804-447-1435 to schedule your appointment with our dentist and learn more about dental onlays.
A dental onlay is a type of restoration that can be used to repair teeth that have been damaged or are decaying. Our dentist may recommend an onlay when the damage is not quite enough to require a crown but too much for a filling to correct. Dental onlays can be made from a range of materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and gold. At our practice, however, we use porcelain onlays to provide you with sturdy, long-lasting, and natural-looking restorations.
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. Unlike a filling, the onlay can be used to restore one or more cusps of the tooth, but they are not as extensive as crowns. To receive a dental onlay, our dentist will make an impression of your tooth and send it into a laboratory that will create your customized restoration. Your onlay will then be fitted and bonded to your tooth to restore its natural function, shape, and color. Most dental onlays can be completed in just two short visits to our practice. At Who Does Your Teeth, we also offer E4D same-day restoration technology, which means that in some cases, we are able to provide you with a same-day, custom-made porcelain onlay.
If you would like more information about dental onlays and how they can benefit your smile’s health and appearance, we invite you to call or visit us today. We look forward to giving you a smile that you love!