Dr. Vrushali Damle | Inlays and Onlays in Manteca

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1164 East Yosemite, Manteca, CA 95336

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Inlays and Onlays
 
Inlays and Onlays in Manteca CA
Inlays and onlays correct minor tooth damage when a full crown is not necessary. These restorations are often referred to as “three-quarter crowns” because they restore a large portion of your tooth without covering it. Think of inlays and onlays as puzzle pieces that fit with your tooth to restore its natural shape and function, rather than a piece that covers it.

 

What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays provide a happy medium between fillings and full dental crowns. In some cases, severe decay or a large cavity may progress too far for a filling. However, when your tooth is still healthy and structurally sound enough to avoid a full crown, an inlay or onlay is appropriate. An inlay fits within the top of your tooth to fill a large cavity space, when cusps are still intact. However, when your cusps and an outer portion of your tooth become damaged, an onlay fits over these damaged areas to restore your tooth.

 

What Makes Inlays and Onlays Unique?
Dr. Damle makes the conservative cosmetic and restorative choice to use inlays and onlays to preserve your natural tooth when it is still healthy enough to function without full crown coverage. Unlike a filling, which Dr. Damle performs by filling your cavity with composite, inlays and onlays are custom-made into a particular shape. We will need to take impressions of your top and bottom teeth. A skilled lab technician will create the restoration out of porcelain, PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal), or metal, according to Dr. Damle’s request. During your follow-up visit, Dr. Damle will permanently place the inlay or onlay.

 

Am I a Good Candidate?

You are a good candidate for an inlay or onlay if your tooth has sustained partial damage as a result of tooth decay or another cause of breakage. If the remaining portion of your tooth is healthy, but a filling will not provide a sturdy enough structure for chewing and speaking, you are a good candidate for an inlay or onlay. Dr. Damle will suggest this solution so you can use your natural tooth to its fullest potential while retaining your natural smile.

 

Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.

Summary: When you don’t quite need a full crown, but you have a cavity that is too big for a filling, visit Dr. Damle for an inlay or an onlay to restore your tooth to its full function and beauty.

 
 
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