The Facts About Dental Inlays and Onlays

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To help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve, our dentist, Dr. Randy Cockrell, offers many beneficial treatments at Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. One treatment he offers is tooth repair with dental inlays and dental onlays. These restorations are strong and reliable and they even offer natural-looking results. Our dental team is happy to tell you more about these restorations by sharing some more details.

A dental inlay is a great option when it comes to repairing a small space on the tooth’s surface, like between the cusps. A dental onlay is a great option when it comes to repairing more cusps or the entire top surface or edges of the tooth. These treatments are beneficial when old fillings need to be replaced or when dental decay is too extensive for a filling but not extensive enough for a dental crown restoration.

When your dentist restores your tooth with one of these options, he will begin by preparing the tooth and then taking impressions, which are like pictures or models of the tooth. Those impressions will be sent to a dental lab where your restoration will be made. Once it is completed, it will be sent to our office where your dentist will bond it to the tooth.

Call Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 714-974-0949 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to teach you all about dental inlays and dental onlays in Anaheim Hills, California. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!