Maintaining tooth structure increases the prognosis of the tooth if the restoration should fail in the future. Dentists know that the most important thing is to maintain as much of the original tooth structure in order to preserve its integrity, strength, and reduce postoperative sensitivity.
Inlays and onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay. They are also known as indirect fillings which offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth decay or similar damage.
Dr. Kopel speaks about the inlays and onlays we used to restore a damaged tooth. Today we use porcelain instead of gold because porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength.
An inlay or onlay is a restoration that is placed inside or over the surface of a decayed or damaged tooth and are seen as a good alternative to a crown. They are made from a variety of materials such as gold or ceramic and cover the top surface of a tooth and are extremely esthetic.
One of the golden rules of dentistry is to preserve tooth structure when restoring a broken or decayed tooth. Today we use porcelain instead of gold. Porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength in the same way the space shuttles heat shield tiles are glued or bonded in place.
Sea Breeze Dental office in Agoura Hills provides general, cosmetic specialty, and preventive dentistry as well as restorative aesthetic dentistry. Whether you need a cleaning, teeth whitening, orthodontic care, dental implants, veneers, or wisdom teeth extractions, we will ensure that you get excellent dental care at affordable price.