Inlays and Onlays: What You Should Know

April 10, 2017 4:22 am
Do you ever worry about a cavity? Do you think you could need to have decay addressed? Had you heard that the best way to address your decay is with a dental filling or potentially with a crown? While these choices will both be effective, did you know that an option known as an inlay or onlay could also be useful? You see, inlays are especially useful because they can fill decay that’s too extensive for a cavity to fill and too small to require a crown. However, please don’t misunderstand: there are small differences between the two. For instance, inlays don’t cover the bumps, or cusps, on your teeth, but onlays do. Furthermore, like fillings and crowns, inlays and onlays can be used to match the color of your teeth. Furthermore, inlays and onlays can actually offer you a number of benefits. Like fillings and crowns, inlays and onlays can be used to restore the appearance and function of your smile. However, unlike some other options, inlays and onlays could last for more than 30 years. To learn more about the care you can receive from us, or to set up an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Wagner and Dr. Langston, please feel free to call Wagner & Langston Family Dentistry at 870-201-8863. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and to see if you’re a good candidate for inlays and onlays in Jonesboro, Arkansas. We look forward to meeting with you.

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