Naples Inlays and Onlays | Cosmetic Bonding
When your teeth decay, comfort and beauty feel like relics of the past. Thankfully, inlays and onlays can help you to preserve and restore your smile — and provide you with a strong, long-lasting solution to tooth decay.
Inlays and onlays serve as a protective seal for your teeth. The simple procedure involves your Naples cosmetic dentist taking a mold of the damaged area, creating the inlay or onlay in a lab and then bonding it to your teeth.
Your Naples area dentist most commonly uses inlays for damage located in the center of a tooth. If the decay reaches the outside of a tooth, then Dr. Rashid will use an onlay. Both are created from the same material.
Several options already exist for fighting tooth decay — like crowns and fillings — so why choose an inlay or onlay?
Unlike fillings, inlays don’t need to be replaced every couple years. Created from durable material custom-fit for your teeth, onlays can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. They also guard against bacteria better, preventing any decay from getting worse.
Unlike crowns, onlays don’t require any reshaping, preserving the natural shape of your healthy teeth. Onlays maintain your good teeth, restore your damaged teeth and give you with a smile you can be proud of.
Inlays and onlays can also blend in with your teeth’s natural color, so that no one but you will know you have them.