Dental onlays are a form of tooth restoration on the outside of a tooth using tooth-colored fillings. Unlike cavity fillings that are placed using a tooth-colored resin, onlays are more like dental crowns, and are made in-office using advanced 3D technology.
Why would a person need to get a dental onlay versus a traditional filling or crown?
When a tooth suffers damage from decay or by accident that is too extensive to be treated with a simple filling, but not extensive enough to need a crown, onlays are ideal. However, for cracks in the teeth, porcelain veneers may also help.
How is a dental only placed at Indianapolis Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry?
Getting an onlay is very similar to having a crown placed, but with much less of your natural tooth structure having to be removed. Our goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. Onlays are a more conservative way a tooth can be restored.
Why choose Dr. Reese for your dental onlay treatment in Indianapolis?
Dr. Reese takes advantage of the advanced ceramics and adhesives developed by modern dental engineering. These new dental technologies allow the use of smaller onlays that work more like your own teeth, preventing decay and further damage.