Inlays & OnlaysAn Overview
Dr. David Rever, a skilled general dentist in the Silver Spring area, offers a wide variety of treatments for those suffering from advanced tooth decay. Inlays and Onlays are an option for patients with advanced tooth decay. If the decay has progressed to the point that a filling will not cover it, but a crown application is too extensive, Dr. Rever may reccomend an inlay or onlay. The inlay or onlay is custom made to fit directly where the tooth is decayed, providing a strong foundation capable of supporting extensive chewing.
Dr. Rever carefully examines the decay to decide what the best option is for your oral health needs.
Some may consider the application of inlays and onlays like the application of fillings. However, inlays and onlays are considered indirect fillings because they are specially crafted outside of the mouth.
- Inlay- An inlay fits into the top cusps of the infected tooth.
- Onlay- An onlay extends over the cusps of the infected tooth. Often used to repair one or more of your tooth cusps.
Dr. Rever will choose from a variety of high-quality material like porcelain, composite resin, or gold. Each material is durable and capable of long wear with proper maintenance. In recent years, porcelain has become the top choice for patients due to its ability to match your existing teeth, durability, and strength. Dr. Rever will advise you of what material will work best to suit your lifestyle and oral health needs and budget. Inlays and onlays are a durable solution from those who have tooth decay. Dr. Rever works with patients to conserve their tooth structure.