Specialists in Inlays & Onlays Helping Patients in Carol Stream & Elgin, IL
When your teeth are missing parts or have larger holes, an inlay or onlay may be the best form of treatment. Often recommended for cases of severe tooth decay or when part of the tooth has broken off, inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that do what dental fillings cannot.
At Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates, we are proud to offer inlays and onlays as a restorative treatment option for patients at our two Illinois dental practices. These long-lasting restorations help prevent future dental problems while discreetly repairing your smile, and our expert team will place yours carefully to avoid causing you discomfort during treatment.
What Are Dental Inlays & Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are both restorative treatments that are bonded to your teeth, and both can be used to treat similar dental issues. When you come to one of our offices for your treatment, we may recommend:
When the damage is to the center of the tooth, an inlay can be used to restore it. The inlay is created from impressions taken by your doctor and is bonded to the remaining tooth structure. These restorations are very durable and are made using porcelain, meaning they will blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
This conservative treatment helps protect your teeth from fracturing or becoming more severely damaged if the problem affects more than the cusp of your tooth. Our dentist bonds a custom-shaped piece of porcelain over the weakened part of your tooth, thus preserving the healthy part of the tooth. At our office, we can create and bond onlays in a single visit using our advanced ED4 CAD/CAM system.
Schedule Your Initial Appointment
When you’re ready to restore your smile with comfortable, effective treatment, Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates will be there to help. Get in touch with the office nearest you today to learn more about inlays and onlays or to schedule your initial appointment.