In addition to providing dental inlays, Dr. Jeffrey Neal also offers dental onlay restorations in Henrico, Virginia. These restorations work in the same manner as inlays, but are used when damage is just a little more extensive. Regardless of which treatment you receive, our team at Who Does Your Teeth will ensure that your treatment is relaxing and pain-free. For more information about dental onlays and other restorations, we invite you to contact us at 804-447-1435 and set up an appointment to meet with our dentist.
Dental onlays are similar to inlays and are a type of dental restoration that can be used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. In most cases, our dentist may recommend an onlay when a tooth’s damage is not serious enough to require a crown but is too much for a filling to effectively restore. Dental onlays can be made from a range of materials, such as porcelain, composite resin, and gold. If you choose an onlay restoration created from porcelain or composite resin, your restoration will be natural looking and will blend in seamlessly with your smile’s appearance.
Also known as partial crowns, dental onlays are often used to treat teeth that have suffered decay or other damage that extends to one or more of the cusps (points), thus covering a larger surface area. Receiving a dental onlay is simple and usually requires only one or two appointments. Our dentist will start by making an impression of your tooth and sending it into a dental laboratory, where your customized onlay restoration will be created. Dr. Jeffrey Neal will then fit and bond the onlay to your tooth and restore your tooth’s natural appearance, function, and shape.
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 are eager to take care of your smile!