Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays in San Antonio, TX
Tooth decay and damage are common, so our skilled dentists offer many restorative and cosmetic dentistry methods that address aesthetics, structure, and function. So, what should one do if a tooth filling won’t suffice, but a dental crown is too drastic?
At Local Dental San Antonio, Dr. Joung Lee and Dr. Minkyung Lee recommend dental inlays and onlays for those that need tooth repair for mid-sized tooth problems.
What are dental inlays and onlays?
Our dentists use inlays and onlays for moderate cavities. They are solid pieces of ceramic that are adhered to the tooth.
An inlay covers the area between the cusps (the pointed part of the tooth). On the other hand, dental onlays extend beyond the cusp and onto the chewing surfaces but are not quite as extensive as dental crowns
Since dental fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns are all used to restore teeth after damage or decay, it can be tricky for patients to understand which treatment they need. The simple characteristic we look at when deciding on treatment is the size of the damage:
For new patients, we strongly suggest filling out new patient forms and submitting insurance information for a more efficient first visit.
How long do dental inlays and onlays take? Typically, we spread inlay and onlay installation over two appointments. The first appointment is for preparation, while the second is for installation.
Furthermore, we’ve outlined what to expect before, during, and after each dental inlay or onlay procedure
Inlays and Onlays are a Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Solution
The best way to decide how to repair your smile is to schedule a consultation with a local dentist. Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee can review your options and help you decide which restorative and cosmetic dentistry option is ideal.
Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home.