Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Inlays and Onlays

At Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, Dr. Shireen Malik and Dr. James Cavalancia want to provide their patients with options when it comes to repairing damaged teeth. Since each patient’s dental needs are different, the best treatment for one patient may not be the best treatment for another.  That’s why we provide options for replacing teeth damaged by decay or injury.

Traditional fillings, also called direct fillings, are a good choice for patients who need to repair damaged teeth. However, when restorative needs are more than a filling can provide, inlays and onlays are the ideal dental option. Inlays/onlays are used to repair a tooth that has been damaged due to cavity or injury. These molded dental prosthetics are applied to the damaged tooth, preserving its structure and the health of your smile.

Some advantages of an inlay/onlay are it often covers less area of a tooth than a traditional filling. This means more of the natural tooth is preserved. In addition, inlays/onlays fit precisely, which reduces the amount of bacteria that can get between gaps or spaces. Inlays/onlays are also stronger than traditional fillings and tend to last longer.

Dr. Shireen Malik and Dr. James Cavalancia will be happy to discuss inlays/onlays with you and help you decide what works best for you. To schedule an appointment at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, call (215) 279-1193 or visit www.nicholascosmeticdentalcenter.com for more information.

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