Does your tooth have decay that is too large for a fillings but too small for a crown? Then visit the office of Paul Neumann, DDS for dental inlays and onlays in Plaquemine, Louisiana. These restorations can cover a larger surface area than fillings in order to renew structure and improve dental health. Schedule an appointment with our dentist to learn more about how a customized inlay and onlay can save your smile.
Inlays and onlays have become known as partial crowns. They are so called because a full crown is not needed to restore the damage or decay that has incurred on the tooth. Specifically, this service is for the cases in which a tooth has decay, but the decay has not destroyed all of the healthy enamel of the tooth. The inlay or onlay acts as the missing part of your tooth, fitted and placed to complete your naturally grown tooth.
Typically, inlays are used when minimal damage/decay has incurred, and onlays are required when the damage/decay becomes more significant. Either way, the material that is used to fill the damage/decay can be made to appear like your naturally grown teeth. This way, your tooth will look and feel like no damage or decay ever existed.