All Coast Dental

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Inlays and Onlays

Damage or decay to a tooth can cause weakness and sensitivity. Not to mention, it can also affect the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, there is a simple and attractive solution here at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA. Inlays and onlays are able to replace decayed or damaged tooth tissue when it is too much for a filling to hold.

Inlays are restorations that are for the chewing surface of a tooth, minus any cusps. Onlays are for the chewing surface of a tooth, plus one or more cusps. Inlays and onlays work well when there is too much damage or decay for a filling to hold but not enough that a full crown is needed. That is also why inlays and onlays are commonly referred to as partial crowns. Both inlays and onlays can be made of gold, porcelain, or a composite resin. The composite resin and porcelain options will be matched to the color of your tooth so it looks natural.

Inlays and onlays can not only restore the health of your tooth, but they can also help give you back a smile you are proud to show off. To schedule an appointment with All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, call our office at (858) 270-4904 or visit our website,