Inlays and Onlays: Options for Orange County Patients Who Don’t Need Crowns.
At the Dental Oasis of Orange County, Dr. Brian Toorani and his team are devoted to helping their patients maintain a healthy oral environment.
As a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Toorani knows how important it is to have strong teeth. Strong and effective teeth allow for
When a tooth breaks, is damaged, or is decayed, dental inlays and
If your teeth are damaged, you may be wondering why you should opt for an inlay or an
What’s the Difference Between Fillings, Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays?
Your dentist will opt to restore a tooth with an
Sometimes inlays and
There are some advantages of inlays and
And if the damage of your tooth is so borderline that you could get either a crown or an inlay/
Inlays & Onlays Preserve Your Tooth
To be fitted for a crown, your dentist would have to shave a portion of the enamel away. By saving the healthy portion of the tooth, inlays and
Plus, even though restorations are made from strong materials, most restorations eventually break down through the years and need a second restoration to remove any new decay or chipped material. If your tooth is already shaved down from a crown, it may not be possible to restore the damage and the rest of the tooth may need to be extracted.
So What’s the Difference Between an Inlay and an Onlay?
Inlays are placed in the center area of a tooth or the area between the cusps. Cusps are simply the prominences on your teeth; for instance, your canine teeth have one cusp while molars will have either four or five.
Onlays, on the other hand, are placed on the outside areas of a tooth, mainly on the cusps. Because
If I Go in for an Inlay or Onlay, What Should I Expect?
After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will use a drill to remove the damaged part of your tooth. They will then file down the remaining piece of tooth to prepare it for the inlay or
The inlay or
If you are nervous about getting inlays and
You are in very capable hands with Dr. Toorani. Be sure to let him know about any concerns you have so you can be put at ease before your procedure is done.
Contact the Dental Oasis in Huntington Beach Now
If you have any questions about Inlays or Onlays, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, call (714) 894-7700 or visit the Dental Oasis of Orange County.
You can also request an appointment by filling out the form on this page.
Dental Oasis Of Orange County is located at 7777 Edinger Ave #232, Huntington Beach, CA 92647