Inlay & Onlays
Crown Restoration | Ceramic and Gold
Inlays and onlays are dental procedures that can help to restore your smile. These restorations usually involve placing a filling in the area of tooth decay, using a ceramic, porcelain, or gold material. The material will then be cemented into place, permanently restoring the shape and function of your tooth. Inlays and onlays are made from different materials depending on their location in your mouth, but they all serve the same purpose: to fill in areas of damaged teeth and prevent further damage or decay from occurring.
Dr. Joanna Jefferson is one of only a handful of dentists in Irvine who perform gold cast inlays - a type of restoration that is particularly effective at strengthening compromised teeth and keeping your smile looking as good as new for years to come.
In contrast to a crown, an onlay is only a minor restoration when possible because less of the tooth must be scraped down to fit it. It's slightly less expensive than a crown too. Most people opt for dental onlays given the chance since they offer more benefits and are cheaper. That said, your dentist may take longer to install an onlay than a crown.
Onlays are conservative tooth restorations that can be made from porcelain or gold alloys. According to dentists, the most important characteristic of "onlay" restorations is their "conservative" nature during preparation. They usually last for several years with normal wear and tear.
If you have any concerns about the current condition of your teeth and gums, you deserve some Tooth Love. Contact our Irvine office today and lets restored your confidence and smile.