Written by: Editor on September 19, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Tooth decay can come in all shapes and sizes. The smallest cavities can be easily treated with a composite resin filling in most cases, while more severe tooth decay may require a root canal and dental crown. Our Farmington Hills dental office is proud to offer a wide variety of restorative dentistry to address any dental issue you may have. As a part of our comprehensive dentistry commitment, we offer inlays and onlays. Our Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Askari, will explain the benefits of these strong yet conservative dental fillings.
Farmington Hills Comprehensive Dentistry
At Comfort Dental Spa, we do not believe in the “one-size fits all” ideology. Instead, we offer several options for addressing cavities. Two of these options are porcelain fillings called inlays and onlays. Made from a monolithic material, inlays and onlays are stronger than composite resin fillings. However, inlays and onlays are still minimally invasive, requiring as little tooth structure as possible to be removed. This means that you can benefit from strength in material and conserved healthy tooth structure.
Inlays in Farmington Hills
Inlays are made to fill the void left from a cavity. Once the infection is removed, Dr. Askari will take an impression of the cavity and damaged tooth structure. A dental ceramist will work with her specifications for shape and coloration to fabricate your inlay. After the inlay arrives at our dental office in Farmington Hills, Dr. Askari will place your dental restoration.
Onlays in Farmington Hills
Onlays are similar to inlays in how they are made and placed. However these dental restorations cover more tooth structure than inlays. An onlay will lie over the cusp of a tooth that has been severely damaged by tooth decay. By strengthening the healthy tooth structure, onlays eliminate the need for more invasive dental crown placement.
Restorative Dentistry in Farmington Hills
For more information about fillings, inlays and onlays, dental crowns, or other restorative dentistry options, contact our dental office in Farmington Hills. You can schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Aziza Askari by calling Comfort Dental Spa at 248-566-6490.