Inlays and Onlays Save Pembroke Pines Teeth
Inlays and onlays are affordable solutions for patients in the Pembroke Pines, FL area looking to restore damaged or problem teeth. Both are conservative dental restorations that can last for many years, reducing risk and improving your smile after only a short visit and minimal fuss.
Inlays and Onlays were once made from gold or other metallic materials. Both can now be made from natural-looking, tooth-colored modern materials, making them invisible to the casual eye. They are used to replace discolored teeth, making your smile white and brighter.
The key difference between inlays and onlays lies in how they fit with your other teeth. Inlays fit inside the tooth like a dental filling and are bonded with a special dental bond. Onlays are similar but extend over the chewing surface or back of the tooth.
Both durable treatments can extend the life of damaged teeth and strengthen your smile, restoring compromised teeth with the placement of easily cared-for materials, such as porcelain.
What to Expect from an Inlay/Onlay Procedure
The placement of inlays and onlays is easy and comfortable. Typically, it is a two-visit procedure, beginning with the preparation of the damaged tooth. Dr. Ruiz will take an impression of the area being treated, which is then used by the lab to fabricate a restoration specifically tailored to your mouth. Beforehand, Dr. Ruiz will go over the materials available for that restoration, including natural-looking porcelain, gold, or other durable metals. With a sense of each one’s benefits, you will decide with Dr. Ruiz which materials best suits your needs. With a sense of the benefits of each, you will decide with Dr. Ruiz, which materials best suits your needs.
Once your restoration is ready, you will return for its placement. These placements are easy, stable, and rarely complicated. Your inlay or onlay will be manufactured to fit in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dr. Ruiz will secure the inlay or onlay with a special bonding agent. He will then make any adjustments necessary to make sure your bite is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Caring for your inlay or onlay is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. With proper maintenance, these restorations can last many years.
Dr. Ruiz can help you decide if inlays or onlays might be right for you, as well as what materials will best suit your needs. Call Pines Dental Associates today at (954) 715-4660 to schedule a consultation.