Obtain porcelain inlays and onlays with our Los Banos, CA area team

Inlays and onlays are just one of many dental restorations used by Artistry in Smiles to restore the smile. These porcelain restorations are made to resemble the appearance of natural tooth enamel and offer a conservative method of tooth replacement for new and existing patients. Los Banos, CA, area patients who believe a porcelain inlay or onlay is right for them will want to discuss their treatment with our dentist.

What is an inlay or onlay?

An inlay or onlay is made of porcelain to match the existing teeth. It is placed in or on the tooth depending on the needs of the patient. During an evaluation, the dentist will decide if an inlay or onlay is best. That is done with a physical assessment as well as dental x-rays to examine the area of decay. Other options may include fillings or dental crowns, depending on the extent of the damage to the natural tooth structure. With the help of our team, patients can determine if they can benefit from this or other restorative treatments to address an area of tooth decay.

Restore tooth enamel with inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are just one tool used by dentists to restore the natural smile. Inlays and onlays are best used for patients who have areas of decay too large to address with a filling but too small to require a full dental crown. This “middle of the road” solution is as conservative as possible. It removes as little natural tooth enamel as possible to address the problem. Inlays and onlays require the assistance of a dental ceramist, who fabricates the restoration. Patients may have temporary restorations placed until their new restorations arrive, and another appointment can be made for placement.

Call Artistry in Smiles today

If you need dental restorations, it is essential that you connect with a dentist you know and trust. Dr. Benjamin J. Seaton and his team are committed to offering patients solutions that meet their needs, including restorative care. Contact the office by calling (209) 812-0041 to request a visit at 816 Second Street in Los Banos, California.