If the biting surface of your tooth is badly damaged, you may be an ideal candidate for an inlay or onlay. District Dental offers professional and dependable damaged teeth repair treatments in North Vancouver. We use materials such as porcelain, gold or composite resin to repair your damaged tooth. However, porcelain is the most preferred material not only because of its strength but also because it matches the colour of teeth.
Inlay and Onlay: Difference
The primary difference between an inlay and an onlay is an inlay fills the area between the cusps whereas an onlay covers the cusp of the tooth. Inlays and onlays require two appointments for us to properly fill the tooth and apply the treatment. An inlay or onlay can increase the strength of the formerly damaged tooth up to 10 to 30 years.
To learn more about inlay and onlay, or to schedule an appointment for treatment, contact us today.