When a tooth becomes damaged due to decay, you’re faced with the decision on how to repair it. Depending on your budget and aesthetic needs, Dr. Dennis Morehart, DDS or Dr. Stephanie Herbst, DDS can provide you with dental inlays or onlays. In certain cases, inlays and onlays are a non-invasive alternative to dental crowns and are a stronger, longer-lasting solution to repairing a damaged tooth.
Typically, an inlay or onlay procedure is completed in two dental visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Dennis Morehart, DDS or Dr. Stephanie Herbst, DDS, will need to prepare the damaged tooth for the restoration. Dental inlays and onlays are the same kinds of restoration, except they cover different portions of the tooth. Once the tooth is prepared, a molded impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the inlay or onlay is created. During your second visit, the temporary filling is removed and your inlay or onlay is placed. If cared for properly, the durability of these materials can last for up to 30 years.
If you have questions or concerns regarding inlays and onlays or restorative dental services, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.eniddentalcare.comfor more information. To schedule an appointment in Enid, OK, call 580-237-2213.