Inlays and Onlays

Customized Restorations for Damaged or Decayed Teeth at Serenity Dental Studio, Gulf Shores

Dentist Gulf Shores

Dr. Angel Vasquez at Serenity Dental Studio offers customized inlays and onlays as effective alternatives to full-coverage dental crowns for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. These dental restorations provide a well-fitting, strong, and long-lasting solution to tooth decay while preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible.

Understanding Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays serve as durable alternatives to traditional dental fillings, offering superior fit and longevity. Unlike fillings that are molded into place during a single dental visit, inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab to precisely fit the damaged tooth before being bonded into place.

  • Inlay Restoration: This involves bonding the material within the center of the tooth.
  • Onlay Restoration: Similar to inlays but extends to cover one or more cusps on the biting surface of the tooth.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

  • Tooth Color: Inlays and onlays are resistant to discoloration, maintaining their natural appearance over time.
  • Superior Fit: These restorations preserve healthy tooth structure, providing a precise and tight fit that seals out bacteria.
  • Strength and Stability: Inlays and onlays offer exceptional durability and stability, effectively treating decay and protecting weakened areas of the tooth.
  • Tooth Structure Preservation: Minimal tooth preparation ensures that your natural tooth structure is safeguarded, making it easier to clean and maintain.
  • Weak Tooth Protection: Onlays can protect weak areas of the tooth without requiring extensive reshaping.

Restore Your Smile with Customized Restorations

If you have large, failing restorations, lost fillings, or fractured cusps, inlays and onlays may be the ideal solution for restoring your damaged or decayed teeth. Contact Serenity Dental Studio today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Angel Vasquez and explore the benefits of personalized inlays and onlays for your smile restoration needs.