When Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care in Staten Island repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in Staten Island or not.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Staten Island Dental Care. They are usually bigger than a conventional dental fillings yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At Staten Island Dental Care, the inlays and onlays we place for our general dentistry clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Frederick Hecht has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Staten Island Dental Care inlays and onlays:
- Are stain resistant
- Do not cause tooth sensitivity
- Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
- When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage
Call 718-761-5757 to book a cosmetic dental consultation today.
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!