When more than half of your tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we can provide you with a dental inlay or onlay to restore the tooth and help you regain a healthy smile. Also known as “partial crowns,” inlays and onlays can be made from several different types of materials, and they can increase the strength of your tooth by up to 75 percent.
Dental inlays and onlays are excellent restorative choices for teeth that have suffered dental decay or injury, but do not warrant the use of a dental crown. Our team can preserve more of your natural smile by using a dental inlay or onlay instead. The difference between these two restorations is that dental inlays benefit teeth whose damage has not reached the cusp of the tooth, while onlays treat damage that has extended to one or more of the cusps. During your visit, we will help you determine whether an inlay or onlay is more effective for your smile.
Like dental crowns and fillings, inlays and onlays can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, or composite resin. Your dental inlay or onaly is custom made to fit your needs and preferences and to restore the health, function, and comfort of your smile.
Call McQuiston Dental today at 703-354-0111 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about inlays and onlays in Alexandria, Virginia.