When it comes to dental procedures, your Cameron Park Dentist knows exactly what is best for you and your teeth and gums, and if you have damaged teeth that are not able to support a filling, but not quite bad enough for dental crowns, you are probably in the middle.
Your Dentist in Cameron Park, Dr. MichaelWadden, will tell you that capping a tooth that is damaged may not necessarily need a dental crown and could remove more of your tooth structure than is necessary, while a large filling could actually weaken what remains of your tooth. Large dental fillings could cause cracks and breakage, which could eventually lead to a root canal procedure and that is where Dental Inlays and Dental Onlays and Dental Inlays come in.
According to your Cameron Park Dentist, Dental Onlays and Dental Inlays are virtually the same type of restoration in that they are used when you are at that in-between stage where dental crowns and large fillings are not the answer. Dental Onlays are used by your Dentist inCameron Park to restore your large cavities without the need for a crown. Dental Inlays on the other hand are used to fill the spaces in between the rounded edges on the surface of your teeth at the center. Dental Onlays work just like an Inlay, but may cover the entire surface where you bite down, or cover one or multiple spaces. Your Cameron Park Dentist can also refer to dental Inlays and Dental Onlays as partial crowns.
Inlay and Outlay restorations are made of gold, composite material or tooth-colored porcelain. Cemented to your tooth permanently by your Dentist in Cameron Park, Inlays and Onlays will last for years and are extremely durable. If you would like cosmetic enhancement, have large fillings, or broken teeth, your Cameron Park Dentist may recommend Inlays or Onlays.
Inlays and Onlays usually require two dental appointments with your Dentist in Cameron Park. The first appointment includes the creation of molds for your Inlays or Onlays and temporary restorations. Your second appointment with Dr. Wadden is where the magic begins as your Cameron Park Dentist will carefully place your Inlay or Onlay and cement it into place.