If your tooth is damaged, our dentist may recommend a dental inlay or onlay to restore it and give you back a healthy, confident smile. Inlays and onlays are also known as partial crowns and are usually recommended when teeth are too damaged for fillings but do not need full crowns. They are more conservative treatment options, requiring little or no removal of your existing tooth structure and replacing the missing portions of the tooth to strengthen and protect it from further damage. Inlays and onlays also blend in with your natural tooth color to provide a beautiful, long-lasting solution for your smile.
Dental inlays are typically used when the damage to your tooth is limited and does not reach the cusps, or pointed areas of the chewing surface, of the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage extends to one or more of the cusps. During your initial consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth to determine the extent of the damage and which type of restoration is the best option for your oral health and smile. Using our advanced CEREC technology, we can then create your inlay or onlay in a matter of minutes so that you can leave our office with a renewed smile.
We invite you to call Lockwood Family Dental at 406-702-1438 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brysen Hansen and learn more about dental inlays and onlays in Billings and Lockwood, Montana.