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Unveiling the Advantages of Inlay and Onlay: A Prosth & Co. Perspective

Unveiling the Advantages of Inlay and Onlay: A Prosth & Co. Perspective

Welcome to Prosth & Co. Dental, your trusted dental partner in Manhattan, NY, where Dr. Park is dedicated to providing top-notch oral care. In this blog, we'll delve into the world of inlay and onlay, shedding light on their benefits and why they might be the ideal solution for preserving your smile.

Understanding Inlay and Onlay:

Inlay and onlay are advanced restorative dental procedures designed to repair and strengthen damaged or decayed teeth. They are custom-made to fit into the prepared cavity, ensuring a seamless integration with your natural teeth. Unlike traditional fillings, inlays and onlays offer a more durable and aesthetically pleasing solution.

Distinguishing Between Inlay and Onlay Procedures:

While a dental inlay addresses cavities and voids in the spaces between the cusps of a tooth, a dental onlay is suitable for a broader region, encompassing both the cusps and surrounding areas. Unlike a crown, a dental onlay doesn't encase the entire surface of the affected tooth.

Although dental inlays, onlays, and crowns are commonly crafted from similar materials, their key distinction lies in the percentage of tooth surface they cover to effectively safeguard against tooth decay.

Benefits of Inlay and Onlay:

Preserving Tooth Structure: Inlay and onlay procedures offer a conservative approach with one of their primary advantages being the focus on minimizing the removal of healthy tooth structure. Dr. Park at Prosth & Co. emphasizes the preservation of as much healthy tooth structure as possible, reducing the necessity for extensive tooth reduction.

For small cavities or initial stages of dental decay, dentists typically opt for simple fillings. However, when the decay is more advanced or if there's a significant fracture in the tooth, dental crowns become the preferred option.

Yet, there are instances where a simple filling is sufficient, but a full-sized crown might be overly large and invasive. In such cases, dental professionals often turn to dental onlays and inlays, providing an "inbetween" alternative. Dental onlays, specifically, offer a solution that is just the right size to address larger dental decay gaps, bridging the gap between a regular filling and a more extensive crown.

Comparatively, a dental inlay is more substantial than a filling yet less intrusive than a crown, as it involves less reshaping of the tooth.

Durability and Longevity: Inlays and onlays are crafted from high-quality materials such as lithium disilicate, ensuring exceptional durability. This longevity makes them a wise investment in maintaining your oral health for years to come.

Aesthetic Appeal: Dr. Park understands the importance of a beautiful smile.

Inlays and onlays are custom-designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

This makes them an ideal choice for visible areas of your mouth. Minimized Tooth Sensitivity: Inlay and onlay help insulate the tooth from temperature changes, reducing the likelihood of post-treatment sensitivity. This is especially beneficial for individuals with sensitive teeth.

Customization for Optimal Fit: Each inlay and onlay is tailor-made to fit your unique dental anatomy. This customization ensures a precise fit, enhancing comfort and functionality while restoring your tooth's integrity.

Choose Prosth & Co. for Inlay and Onlay Procedures: Dr. Park, the experienced dentist at Prosth & Co., skillfully combines precision to deliver the highest quality dental care to patients. Our commitment to utilizing advanced techniques and materials ensures that your inlay or onlay is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

Investing in the health and appearance of your smile has never been more convenient. Inlays and onlays at Prosth & Co. provide a superior solution for preserving your teeth with minimal invasiveness. With our in-house milling machine, the Prosth & Co. Dental team can offer same-day inlays and onlays to address your chipped or fractured tooth. Schedule a  consultation with Dr. Park to explore how these restorative procedures can enhance your oral health and keep your smile shining brightly.

Remember, your journey to optimal oral health begins at Prosth & Co.Dental, where expertise meets excellence. Experience the difference – your smile deserves it!