Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are designed to repair a tooth that has only partially decayed and left some healthy enamel intact. The inlay or onlay acts as the missing part of the tooth. At your appointment, Dr. Valentine will fit and place your inlay or onlay to complete your natural tooth and ensure optimal aesthetic results for your smile.
Typically, inlays are required when only minimal tooth damage or decay has occurred, while onlays are necessary when the tooth damage or decay becomes more significant. Either way, the material used to repair the damaged or decayed area of the tooth will be made to match the existing, natural tooth.
To learn more about the benefits of inlays and onlays and your options for a beautiful, healthy smile, please contact our Portland, OR dental practice. Our dental team is always happy to answer your questions and assist you on your journey to attaining optimal oral health.