A dental onlay fits inside of your tooth, extending onto the chewing surface – replacing one or more cusps. Although onlays were originally made of gold, they are now made by utilizing materials that match a patient’s teeth. Nowadays, onlays are made with ceramic or porcelain, as it bonds well with teeth. Overall, the bonding process ensures the strength of the tooth improves, and stays put. In order to determine whether naturally colored inlays or onlays work best for you, it’s best to speak with your dentist.
Dental crowns often require the total removal of tooth enamel, in order to make room for the crown. Inlays and onlays on the other hand, don’t require the removal of structure or enamel, and bond directly to the teeth. It’s best to consult your dentist, in order to determine which is the best option for you. From dental crowns, to inlays and onlays, you can bet there is a dental solution for your situation.
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