Have you ever heard of dental inlays and onlays? What do you know about the benefits of these treatments? Briefly, these treatments are especially useful because they can be used to repair damage that a crown or filling isn’t the best option for. But there is more to them than that.
At times, a dental crown may be recommended because it can be used to repair extensive and even structural damage. Inlays and onlays may be useful if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling to repair. While inlays and onlays are both designed to repair cavities or tooth decay, inlays are specifically used to deal with damage that does not extend past the center of your tooth. Onlays, conversely, are typically used for damage that does extend beyond the center of the tooth.
There are a number of benefits to dental inlays and onlays. You see, inlays and onlays are useful because they can be placed quickly and can preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. As you may have guessed, this actually makes it easier for you to keep your natural tooth clean. Furthermore, inlays and onlays are extremely durable and stain resistant. Finally, unlike some fillings, inlays and onlays won’t shrink.
If you’re interested in learning more about inlays and onlays, please don’t hesitate to contact Matthew Jelinek at 952.233.1020. Dr. Matthew Jelinek and our team will be happy to answer any question you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon!