Top Reasons to Visit Dr. Robertson for Inlays and Onlays
- Dr. Robertson has been serving patients in and around the Elgin, TX area for more than 20 years
- Dr. Robertson employs a staff of highly trained dental professionals in his Elgin, TX office
- Dr. Robertson’s fees are reasonable and competitive with other dentists in the area
What You Should Know About Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are typically used in patients’ teeth near the back of the mouth with chewing surfaces that have become too severely damaged to be repaired with regular fillings. If damage on the tooth is limited to within the cusp of the tooth, an inlay is used. If damage to the tooth is more severe and cusps have to be reconstructed, an onlay is used. Depending on the patient’s situation, a single onlay may be used across the surface of several teeth.
Inlays and onlays can be created using porcelain, gold or a composite material colored to match the shade of the natural tooth. Porcelain and composite materials are usually the most popular since they can be made to match the color of the natural tooth.
The Process Involved in Inlays and Onlays
The procedure involved in inlays and onlays typically requires two trips to our Elgin, TX office. First, Dr. Robertson will make an impression of the affected teeth. After that, the impression is sent to a dental lab where a technician will create the inlays or onlays. During your second appointment, Dr. Robertson will permanently bond the custom-made appliance to your natural teeth.
How to Know if Inlays and Onlays Are Right for You
Whether or not an inlay or onlay will work for you depends on many factors, including the location of the affected teeth and the severity of damage to the tooth surface. Ask Dr. Robertson for more information in order to determine whether inlays or onlays are the best choice for you.
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Contact Our Elgin, TX Office Today
For more information about inlays and onlays, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Elgin, TX office today at 512-281-4260.