Metal-free inlays and onlays an aesthetic option to repair and restore teeth
Restoring tooth enamel that has been impacted by decay is essential to keep the smile healthy. It helps in keeping the tooth in place and avoiding permanent extraction. Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane and his team at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine are here to help patients find out the right way to replace missing tooth enamel. For many, metal-free porcelain dental inlays and onlays are the right choices for Red Bank, New Jersey area patients.
What is a ceramic inlay?
Ceramic inlays are metal-free dental restorations used as a more conservative option than a full dental crown but an extensive repair for areas where composite resin fillings are not nearly as effective at restoring a tooth’s structure and strength. These inlays and onlays restore tooth enamel and keep bacteria from entering into the tooth after decay. Areas that cannot be fixed with a resin filling might be repaired using inlays and onlays.
Why choose metal-free inlays and onlays?
Many dental offices in the Red Bank, New Jersey area will often rely on metal restorations. These are often more affordable but can be problematic for patients who have metal allergies. Additionally, they are highly noticeable within the smile, negatively impacting the appearance. Instead, with porcelain inlays and onlays, patients can repair their teeth with a more aesthetic option while ensuring the tooth’s structure is fixed as well. During an initial consultation and evaluation appointment with Dr. MacFarlane, patients can ask about this and other appropriate restorations for their needs. Some patients may still be better suited for composite resin fillings, while others might have significant damage that needs the placement of a dental crown instead.
Do I need an inlay or onlay?
Ask about ceramic inlays and onlays to restore tooth enamel by connecting with The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine team. Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane can assess your smile and determine if you are a good candidate for these aesthetic and reliable restorations. Call (732) 517-7785 to request a consultation visit at 211 Broad Street, Suite #106 in Red Bank, NJ.