One of the more minor cosmetic procedures we offer at Lansdowne Dental Arts is the placement of inlays and onlays. When a tooth has been compromised in some way—and a simple filling cannot repair the damage—the inlay and onlay procedure is used to treat the damage. The popularity of inlays and onlays is due to their natural appearance and durability while still alleviating tooth pain.
When Dr. Jun H Chung performs this care plan, the damaged section of the tooth is removed and the area is cleaned. The dentist will then replace the area with the porcelain inlay or onlay to repair the tooth. The inlay or onlay is cemented to the tooth to secure it in place so that normal function is restored. The difference between an inlay and an onlay is slight but important. With a dental inlay in Leesburg, Virginia, the porcelain will replace a section of the tooth within the grooves of the tooth. An onlay may also replace a portion of the grooves, but it will also encompass one of the cusps as well. Both are great options, and a patient will work with our talented dentist in order to find out which care plan is needed.
To set up your smile reservation for onlays and inlays, we welcome you to contact our team at Lansdowne Dental Arts today.