What Are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Dentist Serving Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie and Nearby Areas of Alberta

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A Calgary woman enjoys her dental inlaysOnlays and inlays are alternatives to dental fillings and crowns that are ideal options for patients with specific types of structural damage. Our dentist in Calgary, Dr. Gordon Chee, can help you determine if inlays or onlays are appropriate for your unique situation.

You may be an ideal candidate for dental inlay or onlay work if you suffer from tooth decay that is too severe for a simple filling, but the remaining tooth is healthy enough to avoid the need for a porcelain crown. Inlays and onlays allow Dr. Chee to conserve more of your original tooth structure.

Other benefits of inlays and onlays include:

  • Prolonging tooth life and preventing the need for additional dental treatment in the future.
  • Helping to strengthen teeth by up to 75 percent. In comparison, traditional metal fillings can actually reduce the integrity of your tooth by up to 50 percent.
  • Providing long-lasting results. Inlays and onlays are made from durable, hard-wearing materials that can last for up to 30 years.

Dental Inlays and onlays are effective alternatives to full dental crowns and are an ideal choice for certain patients. To schedule an appointment and discover whether onlays or inlays may be right for you, please contact our office in Calgary by completing the form on this page or calling 403-543-4600 to schedule an appointment. Aesthetic Dental Studio welcomes patients from Cochrane and throughout Alberta.

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