Sometimes, a tooth undergoes severe damage from tooth decay and is unable to be treated with a traditional filling. In these instances, inlays and onlays in Burlington, ON are used. Both methods allow the restoration of your damaged tooth. Dental inlays and onlays can also be used if old fillings need to be replaced. Fortunately, inlay and only treatments are available at Woodview Family Dentistry. Call our Burlington, ON dental office today to book an appointment.
When our dentist uses the inlay method, a material is bonded in the center of your tooth. Inlays are commonly used if your cavity is too large to be treated with a filling. Our dentist at Woodview Family Dentistry in Burlington, ON will take an impression of your tooth and send it to a lab where an inlay is made to fit the shape of the cavity. The inlay is then cemented in place. Inlays are usually made from porcelain but can also be made of composite resin material. Porcelain tends to offer a more natural look because it closely resembles your natural tooth.
Onlay is a method used to fix a tooth that has damage to the tips of the tooth. To perform this method, our dentist at Woodview Family Dentistry will apply anesthesia to numb the area that will be treated. The damaged area will be removed by drilling. After drilling of the tooth, the area will be cleaned. Next, a temporary onlay will be placed. An impression of the tooth will be sent to a lab. When the permanent onlay arrives, the temporary onlay will be removed, and our dentist will fit the final onlay into place.
Inlays and onlays are more durable when compared to traditional fillings. They also strengthen the structure of your tooth while fillings tend to reduce the strength of your tooth.
Contact Woodview Family Dentistry to learn more about inlay and onlay treatments in Burlington, ON. Our dentist at Woodview Family Dentistry will perform a thorough assessment to determine if these treatments will help restore your tooth. If you have any additional questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us today.