Inlays and onlays are important types of restorations used in modern dentistry. These restorations are more substantial than a filling but less extensive than a dental crown. When it comes to restorations, Dr. Golab takes a conservative approach so that our practice can preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Following is helpful information on restorations – specifically inlays and onlays.
WHY RESTORATIONS ARE NECESSARY
Restoring and repairing teeth has been a focus for dental practitioners since the beginning of human civilizations. This is because teeth cannot self-repair once permanently damaged. What this means is that once a cavity forms or dental injury occurs, the condition of a person’s tooth will not improve without professional intervention. In fact, the condition of diseased or injured teeth could worsen substantially without professional treatment like restorations. When a restoration is placed, it protects a weakened tooth from cavity-causing bacteria and the forces exerted upon teeth during meals. Today’s restorations do not have to be unsightly. We offer discreet, tooth-colored restorations made from porcelain and composite resin.