Fillings and crowns may be helpful, but inlays and onlays are often popular choices due to their durability and affordability. Our team uses the best quality inlays and onlays and can help you sport a bright, white, and even smile.
You may need some dental work done on your teeth, but you’re unsure about your available options. The trusted experts at NY Smile Creators will explain how inlays and onlays can help you and how they are different from other treatment options.
Inlays and onlays are both used to fill in dental cavities and are alternatives to basic fillings and crowns. Here’s a closer look at each one:
While the words ‘inlays’ and ‘fillings’ are often used interchangeably, inlays are used to fill much larger cavities. The dentist will evaluate the cavity, drill it, and fill it with a single, fabricated piece.
We take care to ensure that the nay is made to the exact shape and size of the cavity. Otherwise, bacteria and food particles may get into the empty space. They are tougher than fillings and help you chew better.
These are typically used for larger cavity areas where the dentist may need to remove more tooth structure. While an inlay may only cover the areas between cusps, an onlay also covers the cusps of the teeth.
Onlays are usually more affordable compared to crowns, and they are a less aggressive form of tooth restoration. Our skilled dentists take good care and apply onlays perfectly so that the cavity is covered properly. Crowns cover not only the cusps but also the biting surfaces of the tooth, and they tend to be slightly more expensive compared to inlays and onlays.
Feel free to call or email us regarding cavity fillings, including inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, and bridges. Our expert dental team will discuss every option and help you make the right decision for your requirements.