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June 21, 2013

Repairing Teeth with Inlays and Onlays

Did you know that you have another alternative to a crown for repairing large fillings? At Michel Dental, we can also restore your teeth using inlays and onlays. These are more conservative choices to help repair your teeth, as they retain more of your natural tooth structure.

This tooth restoration method is in between a filling and a crown. Inlays and onlays attach to your tooth in much the same way as a filling, but are milled porcelain like a crown. On the top of your teeth are bumps known as cusps. Inlays go in between cusps, while onlays fit over them.

No matter which one is right for your teeth, inlays and onlays are great choices because they allow you to retain more of your natural tooth structure. The more of your tooth you can keep, the healthier your smile is. You’ll have a natural-looking, fully restored tooth that will function like normal once again.

Inlays and onlays can be another great option to repair your smile. If you have a large cavity or old filling that needs repairing, this can be a great alternative to a crown. Since this option isn’t right for everyone, give us a call today to see if this cosmetic restorative dentistry technique can work for your smile.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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