Conservative Inlays and Onlays for the Long, Healthy Life of Your Stunning Smile

We at Gloucester Family Dentistry believe that “advanced” dentistry is also conservative dentistry. The techniques and materials used by Dr. Fuad Tanha to rebuild damaged teeth preserve the utmost healthy tooth structure. The more natural, undamaged structure we can retain, the better off the tooth will be over the longer term. This approach promotes the lasting strength and health of treated teeth.

Additionally, conservative treatments such as porcelain inlays and onlays support comfort and satisfaction among our patients in the Gloucester, Ontario, area.

The Inlays and Onlays Difference

A natural crown is the white part of a tooth visible when we smile. Natural crowns may be damaged due to enamel erosion, cavities, deep decay or inflammation, and infections at the center of the tooth (pulp chamber). Gum disease can also wear down the attachments between the teeth and gingival tissues, which threatens the integrity and structure of the tooth. Fractures or trauma may also lead to tooth loss.

3D Onlays & Inlays

Fortunately, versatile dental crowns can be made in a lab to replace lost or deteriorated tissues. The crown effectively restores the healthy appearance and function of the tooth.

However, not all forms of damage require a full crown. Dr. Fuad Tanha recommends the most conservative (tooth-preserving) option to treat damaged teeth and bring the tooth back to healthy stability and esthetics. Dental inlays may be appropriate for patients with damage to the chewing surfaces of the teeth, between the points, cusps, or tips of the teeth.

Dr. Fuad Tanha shapes a tooth-like material, such as a dental ceramic, like porcelain, to fit within the prepared tooth. The material then fills in and replaces the tissue lost due to decay or other forms of damage.

Onlays are similar, but they are appropriate for patients with more extensive needs for tooth repair. The onlay covers and replaces tissue lost both on the surface of the tooth and at least one of the tooth’s cusps, points, or tips. Since this restoration is a step down in terms of coverage from a dental crown, onlays are sometimes called “partial crowns.”

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Dr. Fuad Tanha also partners with leading dental labs whose ceramists make your inlays, onlays, and other restorative dental work. Once bonded or secured in place, inlays and onlays should last a long time with the usual good oral care at home and regular visits to our office in Gloucester, Ontario.

Proudly serving the neighbouring communities, our team can be reached by calling (613) 319-0845.