At Elliott Bay Dental, superior restorative dentistry means revitalizing a tooth effectively yet conservatively. When a tooth can no longer be preserved utilizing a filling, but has not deteriorated to the point of requiring a crown, inlays and onlays are often the most conservative restorative option available.
What are inlays and onlays?
Sometimes referred to as a partial crown, an onlay is a precisely-shaped piece of porcelain which is bonded to a tooth. An onlay replaces one or more cusps (the peaks of the tooth). When porcelain pieces are bonded to the grooves (the valleys) of teeth only (and not the peaks) they are called inlays. For Seattle dentists Drs. Kim and Cervantes-Kim, inlays and onlays are a viable option in conservative dentistry.
Will my inlay or onlay look natural?
In a word – yes! Our inlays and onlays are composed of precisely color-matched ceramic materials. Once Dr. Kim or Dr. Cervantes-Kim prepares and bonds your inlay or onlay in place, it will blend seamlessly into your smile like any other natural tooth. Additionally, our inlays and onlays will ensure your teeth close together properly and comfortably, providing a long-lasting restoration.
For the best in restorative dentistry, including onlays and inlays in Seattle, request your appointment with the experts at Elliott Bay Dental. Trust us to help you make the most of your smile! Schedule your consultation today!