Your smile is a very important feature that helps you make a first impression so you need to take care of your oral health. If you have decayed teeth, one of the ways you can restore them is with inlays and onlays. Dr. Julie Boulos and Dr. Joseph Boulos of All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, can leave you with a beautiful and healthy smile.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Dental inlays and onlays are tooth composite resin restorations used to rebuild decayed tooth structures. Inlays and onlays work similarly to dental fillings but are larger and used when you have significant tooth decay. They will help rebuild your tooth structure by adding a cusp or the biting surface of the teeth.
How Are Inlays and Onlays Inserted?
During your first appointment at our Pacific Beach, CA, clinic, the dentist will numb the area and remove the decay. This is to clean and prep the tooth for the procedure. They will then make a mold of the tooth and send it to the lab to make an inlay or onlay that fits perfectly. Because it might take a couple of weeks to make the mold, the dentist will place a temporary cover until the next appointment.
During the second appointment, the inlay or onlay will then be placed. The dentist will ensure that the size is compatible and make necessary adjustments. There is no special care needed to maintain the inlays or onlays. Just practice your usual dental hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day.
If you want to restore your teeth with inlays and onlays, schedule an appointment with Dr. Julie Boulos and Dr. Joseph Boulos at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA. You can reach us by calling (858) 270-4904.