Sometimes, effectively repairing tooth decay requires the complete removal of the diseased portion of enamel. In this case, an inlay or an onlay can be used to restructure your tooth, restoring its original appearance and function while also keeping any remaining enamel fully intact. They offer a much more conservative approach compared to a full dental crown and enable us to preserve more of the natural look and strength of a tooth while we restore it.
Inlays and onlays are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation for these treatments than is required for a conventional crown. The Torrington Dental Care team can create an inlay or onlay that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth because it will be made from white porcelain. It’s a wonderful solution to provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.