Restore a tooth’s surface and grooves after damage and decay threaten to weaken its structure.
The top surface of a tooth that is used for biting can easily become damaged over time. Food and bacteria can get caught in small grooves causing decay, while pressure and daily use can wear down the surface gradually. Accidents may damage the tooth further, chipping its cusps or weakening the tooth beyond what a filling can repair.
Still, such damage may not merit the need for a tooth crown. In such cases, dental inlays and onlays can be the best solution. Inlays and onlays are used to replace damaged surfaces and tooth grooves with metal, porcelain, or composite resin bonded to the tooth.
Weakened teeth from decay or damage can continue to deteriorate without a protective and restorative cover like dental inlays or onlays. For natural-looking prosthetics, more and more patients are choosing porcelain or composite resin inlays and onlays that last for years and match the color of teeth.
Protect and preserve your teeth from further damage with dental inlays and onlays provided by the best cosmetic dentist in El Paso, TX. Dr. Harrell makes an extra effort to form strong relationships with all his patients and provide them with the best care for their ongoing oral health. Set up an appointment with him today to discuss inlay and onlay treatments that may offer the affordable solution your teeth need!