At Nevada Dentistry & Braces in Las Vegas, we provide dental inlay and onlay procedures for those looking for a longer-lasting alternative to traditional crowns and fillings. Our full-service dental practice has over twenty years of combined expertise. We want our patients to have an affordable, stress-free experience while still having access to a variety of options to treat tooth damage and cavities.
Dental Innovations For Exceptional Care
If you’ve ever had a cavity, then you know how debilitating it can be. Cavities can cause difficulties in eating or drinking, extreme nerve pain, and even lead to potentially dangerous infections. There are a variety of reliable treatment options commonly available for dental cavities, including fillings, crowns, and extraction.
Dental inlays and onlays are usually more resilient and longer-lasting than other procedures. They even often allow your dentist to preserve more of your tooth than conventional dental restoration methods.
Inlays Vs. Onlays
Your dentist may choose inlays when a cavity has become too extensive and severe for a simple filling. The inlay is created as a single, solid piece designed to perfectly fit the size and shape of the cavity without the need for removing healthy parts of the tooth. The inlay is then cemented snuggly in place. This close fit is often far more efficient at keeping out food and bacteria than a traditional filling.
Onlays are used when the fabricated piece needs to be larger than an inlay, but not quite as extensive as a crown. They are designed to cover the cusp of a tooth. Like inlays, onlays are also made as a single piece and cemented in place during a second visit.
Benefits Of These Procedures
While inlays and onlays are still not as widely used as regular fillings and crowns, they come with a variety of benefits. While inlays and onlays may not be the right choice for everyone, our family dentists can discuss these with you during your comprehensive consultation to decide if these techniques will work for your particular circumstances.
- Natural Tooth Colors
- Safeguards Tooth Structure
- Easy To Clean & Maintain
- Stronger Materials
- Protects Weakened Teeth
- Less Tooth Reduction
Restore Your Smile With Inlays & Onlays
At Nevada Dentistry & Braces in Las Vegas, Nevada, we don’t just repair your teeth, we educate and provide you with the tools that you need to keep you smiling confidently for a long time to come. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if inlays or onlays are right for you.