Tooth Colored Onlays in Irving
At some point, it may be necessary for you to have an old filling replaced. But what will go in its place? Will it be another filling, or will your doctor need to cap it with a custom-made crown? These are common questions that our patients have when they hear they need to replace a filling, and while both of them are options, they aren’t the only options our Irving dental team can provide.
To help our Irving-area patients preserve their teeth and restore their oral health, the dentists at 21st Century Dental and the rest of our experienced professionals offer tooth-colored onlays. A tooth-colored onlay is similar to a crown in that it’s made from high-quality dental porcelain and carefully fabricated in a lab by skilled technicians. It takes at least two appointments to put a tooth-colored onlay in place, but the final results will blend in with your natural smile and provide the important restorative care you need.
What’s the Difference Between an Onlay and an Inlay?
A tooth-colored onlay is similar to an inlay. They’re both used to replace a filling and both are milled from porcelain by experienced lab technicians. The difference is where inlays and onlays go. An inlay goes between the rounded cusps on the top of teeth. A tooth-colored onlay, on the other hand, goes over one or more of the tooth’s cusps. Tooth-colored onlays provide more coverage than inlays do but still less than porcelain crowns.
Personalized Care for Irving and Beyond
Do you have teeth in need of restorative care? Let Dr. Smith and Dr. Roy of 21st Century Dental help you. During a consultation visit with one of our experienced dental professionals, we’ll complete an oral exam to determine what your needs are. We can also talk to you about any questions or concerns you might have. Our doctors want you to feel comfortable with any procedure you’ll be having done.
Contact our Irving office today to reserve an appointment with one of our doctors. Our team offers comprehensive restorative services—including tooth-colored onlays—to help our patients from Irving, Las Colinas, and the Dallas area improve the appearance and health of their teeth.