If you have experienced partial damage to a tooth that would benefit from an oral fixture for restoration, then you may want to receive an inlay or onlay. These two devices are variants that can assist with your tooth’s structural damage but does not require the same procedure as a dental crown.
What is an inlay and an onlay?
Both porcelain inlays and onlays are dental restorations that a dental professional like your cosmetic dentist in Barrie can recommend to treat damaged back teeth. This damage can be a weakness that requires restoration, or a decay that has caused significant damage.
What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?
An inlay may be recommended when there is structural damage to a significant portion of tooth, but the part of the tooth surrounding it has enough integrity to remain. In contrast, an onlay is typically recommended when damage happens on the exterior portion of a tooth, where the surrounding tooth does not prevent your dentist from accessing it as easily. Both procedures work to a similar endpoint, but are tailored for different situations.
However, neither of these procedures are meant to be used in every person’s unique circumstance. As such, you should visit your dentist in Barrie. We can go over your individual needs and dental history to recommend a personalised treatment for you. As such, we can even personalize the aesthetic appearance of your inlay or onlay by changing its colour. Porcelain inlays and onlays not only work as part of our restorative dentistry in Barrie, but also for your cosmetic needs. We’ll have its colour adhere to the colour of your natural teeth.
If you are considering receiving a porcelain inlay or onlay, do not hesitate to contact Ferguson Family Dental. Dr. Ryan Ferguson will be more than happy to work with you to be your family dentist in Barrie and you can even request an appointment online.