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Dental fillings are usually the go-to dental restoration when you have tooth damage and decay. However, if the damage is too extensive, the obvious option is a dental crown. But sometimes, tooth damage could be too large for a filling and too small for a dental crown. For these in-betweens, dental inlays and onlays are the ideal options.
Never had these procedures? There is always a first time for everything. At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, we offer quick and effective dental restoration services using dental inlays and onlays. Please book an appointment today to get your healthy smile.
Inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings, do the same job of restoring your damaged teeth, but they aren’t the same. Inlays are placed inside the tooth to restore its function and appearance. An onlay is more comprehensive — it treats the cavity and extends to cover the tooth chewing surface to replace one or more cusps.
Both dental restorations are made from composite resin or porcelain to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth. Once an inlay or onlay repairs your tooth, the finish is discreet, making it difficult to tell whether you ever had tooth decay.
The dental procedure for inlays and onlays is similar to a dental filling. First, we numb your mouth and remove the decayed part. Next, we take your bite impressions and send the images to a dental lab to create your permanent restoration. Before your inlay/onlay is ready, we will install a temporary restoration to protect your smile.
In your second appointment, we remove the temporary filling, clean your tooth and place your permanent restoration. Before bonding it permanently on your teeth, we check your bite to make minor adjustments. Finally, we polish it to blend with your smile.
If you are insecure about your damaged teeth, dental inlays, and onlays in Beverly Hills, CA, can restore your confidence. Indirect fillings from Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry protect your teeth while enhancing the appearance of your smile. Call us at (310) 878-6455 to get the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.