When Dr. Larry Duffield of Duffield Dentistry in Birmingham, MI repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in Royal Oak or Birmingham.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Duffield Dentistry. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than complete dental crowns. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At Duffield Dentistry, the inlays and onlays we place for our Birmingham, MI clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Larry Duffield has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Duffield Dentistry inlays and onlays:
- Are stain resistant
- Do not cause tooth sensitivity
- Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
- When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay and periodontal disease
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!