Inlays and Onlays: Like Fillings with Added Strength

SmilingCavities come in all shapes and sizes. The tiniest tooth decay is easily treated with a composite resin filling (in most cases). More severe (deeper) tooth decay may require a root canal procedure and dental crown. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, is proud to offer a wide variety of restorative dentistry services to patients. Our comprehensive dentistry options include inlays and onlays.

Strong Restorations

At Comfort Dental Spa, we do not believe in “one-size fits all” theories of dentistry. Instead, we offer a wide variety of options for addressing oral infections such as cavities and gum (periodontal) disease. Two of these options are porcelain restorations referred to as inlays and onlays. Made from monolithic material, inlays and onlays offer greater strength than composite resin fillings will provide. However, inlays and onlays are considered minimally invasive, requiring as little tooth structure removal as possible. This means that you can benefit from strength and reinforcement of the material and structure while keeping your teeth roots nice and healthy underneath.

More on Inlays

Inlays are made to fill the void left from a cavity. Once the infection is sufficiently removed, Dr. Askari will take an impression of the cavity and damaged tooth structure, deciding if a filling, inlay, onlay, or dental crown is the most suitable way to restore your infected tooth. A dental ceramist will work with these specifications to design and fabricate your inlay. After the inlay arrives at our dental office, Dr. Askari will have  you back to place your dental restoration.

More on Onlays

Onlays are very similar to inlays in how they are made and placed. However these slightly more robust dental restorations cover a bit more tooth structure than dental fillings or inlays. An onlay is designed to lie over the cusp of a tooth which has been severely damaged by tooth decay. By strengthening the healthy tooth structure you have remaining, onlays eliminate the need for more invasive root canal procedures and dental crown placement.

Restorative Dentistry at Comfort Dental Spa

For more information about fillings, inlays, 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 248-474-6434.