Great restorative dental work in Alexandria is about meeting the individual needs of the patient in the most conservative, yet functional, way possible. An inlay or onlay is used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay past the point of needing a filling, but not quite enough to need a crown.
Inlays and onlays are designed of porcelain materials and are customized to fit the cusps of your teeth perfectly; much like a puzzle piece. These materials and the precise digital impressions taken by Dr. Stone allow our dental labs to get the best possible match to the likeness of the rest of your tooth. Once bonded, an inlay or onlay is much more functional than a standard filling and blends with the rest of your tooth seamlessly.
The true benefit of an inlay or onlay is the unique way it preserves the natural tooth structure. Unlike a standard filling or a crown (which both require removal of natural tooth structure), an inlay or onlay only requires the bad tooth structure to be removed. After the tooth is covered with the new restoration, your tooth will be protected from further damage and have increased strength.
The focus of any dental work in the Alexandria office of Dr. Stone is to improve long-lasting oral health in order to protect your smile and full-body well-being. Dr. Stone accomplishes this by offering the latest, most conservative solutions, helping you make decisions for your oral health that are individualized to your needs.
For more information about inlays or onlays, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone, contact us at Stone Aesthetic Dentistry.