If you’ve ever found yourself dealing with decay, you may already be familiar with both inlays and onlays.Our full-service Brooklyn dental practice provides both inlays and onlays – ensuring your smile will never look its best.
Because inlays and onlays are typically made from gold or porcelain, they are mainly used to rectify damaged teeth located in the back of your mouth, so as they will not affect the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Inlay is a custom made filling that is done when there's a minor chip or crack in the tooth depending on the surface. Onlays are custom made as well, used to alleviate any advanced decay within a structure of your tooth. Our office, will ensure you fully understand the differences and intricacies between these different, yet related, forms of saving your teeth.
The insertion of your inlays or onlays will be divided into two separate appointments. During your initial visit, our experienced dentist will ensure that the decayed portion of your tooth has been completely removed, and we will clean the surface of the teeth and fill in the pulp area of the tooth as well. Additionally, we will make a mold of your current teeth, so we know that our custom-made inlays and onlays will fit correctly in your mouth, as comfortably as possible. Our inlays and onlays are custom-made, just for you, so you will know that your smile will retain the natural look you have come to know and love.
During your second visit, your inlay or onlay will be ready for insertion, meaning you will be one step closer to getting your smile back on the right track. Gold is primarily used in these situations, as it can adapt itself to your current smile, as well as prevent future decay. Porcelain has also recently proven to share these same qualities, which is why our full-service Bay Ridge dental practice is proud to offer both these options.
Don’t let decay get you down, an inlay or onlay from Dr. Thierbach at Bridge Family Dental in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn can make sure your smile is stunning, beautiful, and most importantly of all, healthy. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (718) 833-1847, or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our Brooklyn dental practice.