Milton, ON area dentist describes the inlay procedure for repairing a tooth
At Scott and Derry Dental Care, patients in the Milton, ON area and surrounding communities have access to the dental procedures they need to obtain a healthy smile. In addition, Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team also provide patients with restorative treatments to address areas of damage or decay in the smile. Popular restorations are tooth inlays and onlays.
What is an inlay or onlay?
When an area of a tooth is impacted by decay, it can leave a hole or area where natural tooth enamel has been lost. In some cases, a dental filling is beneficial. It can fill the area of decay and keep it from spreading. Other times, the damage is extensive and requires more coverage and repair which can be achieved with the use of a dental crown. However, damage that is not severe but not small enough to be fixed with a dental filling may be addressed with the use of an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays are porcelain restorations that fill a tooth by being placed in or on the tooth. It is more conservative than a crown but can treat larger areas of decay that may be inadequately addressed with a dental filling.
Why choose inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are:
- Made of porcelain, making them look completely natural when placed
- More conservative than a dental crown, maintaining more tooth structure for placement
- Best for areas of large decay untreatable with traditional dental fillings
- Affordable for many of our patients, and can be placed quickly and easily in our dental office
Who is a candidate for an inlay or onlay?
When patients have tooth decay, they need to work with their dentist to get a proper evaluation and diagnosis. Then, patients can ask if the area requiring treatment can be addressed with inlays or onlays.
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Milton, ON area patients who are interested in restorative solutions such as inlays and onlays are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team at Scott and Derry Dental Care. The practice is conveniently located at 6521 Derry Road, Unit #7 and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (855) 438-4999.