Your teeth can become weak due to decay, grinding your teeth in your sleep, or not getting the minerals they need in your diet. If you have weak teeth, they can break when chewing food or biting into something hard. If your teeth break, our dentist near you in Mesa, AZ, can save them by using inlays and onlays on them.
When a tooth, like a premolar or molar, breaks or has a deep cavity, an onlay or inlay goes over or on it to repair it. An onlay goes on the outside of the tooth’s cusps to replace the piece that broke and is missing. An inlay goes between the cusps to replace enamel in large cavities.
Our dentist at U Smile Family Dentistry will take images of the tooth in question so that a dental laboratory can make the necessary inlay or onlay for it. Inlays and onlays near you are available in hard materials to withstand the chewing forces of teeth while eating. These materials for these dental pieces include:
Porcelain is probably the most requested material because it looks the most natural. Our dentist can order the color to match your teeth, and porcelain reflects light in the same way as enamel. This material will make it difficult to tell that it’s not part of your natural tooth.
Once the inlay or onlay arrives from the dental lab, you will come into our office to have it placed. Our dentist at U Smile Family Dentistry will re-examine your tooth, remove any debris it may have, then apply a strong resin to cement the piece in place. The resin provides a powerful bond that helps to make your tooth stronger.
If your teeth sustain damage, contact our dentist’s office to get them repaired by applying inlays and onlays to save and strengthen them. If you’re in Mesa, AZ, or the surrounding area, our dentist can evaluate your teeth, take the necessary images, and order the dental pieces you need to have a whole, beautiful smile again.