When a tooth is weakened by decay, grinding, or other type of damage, but does not need a full dental crown, an inlay/onlay may be recommended by our dentists. Porcelain onlays/inlays are stronger than fillings but do not cover the entire tooth like a porcelain crown. They restore function and cosmetic benefits to a damaged tooth in a conservative procedure.
Full-mouth rehabilitation is the process of restoring all, or almost all, of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw. Rehabilitation is necessary when teeth are damaged extensively by decay, trauma, grinding, and very old restorations. A full mouth reconstruction may involve multiple – if not all – dentistry specialties to rebuild your smile. Our multi-specialty office and team of experts will help you restore your mouth and give you a fully functional, beautiful smile.
Ceramic onlays are a cosmetically appealing option to repairing a back tooth that is missing a significant amount of tooth structure. This is a strong restorative option that has high esthetic appeal as ceramic onlays strongly resemble natural teeth.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth which may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded," or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.