Inlays and Onlays Walnut Creek
Unlike dental fillings or Cosmetic Bonding that molds into place like putty, ceramic inlays and onlays are solid puzzle pieces and must be specially designed and crafted to fit into the prepared tooth. These dental inlays and onlays are then bonded to your remaining healthy enamel. Inlays are precision-designed porcelain restorations that cover the central groove of the tooth, and often one or two sides, but not the cusps. Onlays are larger and restore one or more cusps, including the biting surfaces. Dr. Julia Lee often uses inlays and onlays to replace old, worn, or cracked metal fillings that have become non-functional and clinically useless over the years. Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist Dr. Julia Lee frequently places inlays and onlays when damaged enamel requires a stronger solution than a small dental filling, but is not severe enough to warrant a full Dental Crown. Our Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist (and his patients) appreciate that inlays and onlays allow the preservation of much more of your natural enamel than placing a full dental crown.
First, Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist Dr. Julia Lee will remove the decay in the enamel and any old metal fillings. They will then take an impression of the tooth, which will be used to design your customized porcelain inlay or onlay. The ceramic used at Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental for inlays and onlays is carefully color matched to your unique tooth enamel, enabling it to blend in naturally so you do not have to worry about your dental work being noticed by others. When the inlay or online is complete, it will be quickly bonded in place, and you can immediately eat, drink, and smile confidently.
Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist Dr. Julia Lee will happily answer all your restorative dentistry questions, whether you need a filling, inlay or onlay, Dental Crown, or any other solution. Our Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist has spent a lifetime learning how to address restorative and cosmetic dentistry issues, and we are excited about sharing our knowledge and giving you something to smile about.
Learn more about cosmetic dental services when you visit Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental. Call Walnut Creek Dentist Dr. Julia Lee at (925) 930-8488 to schedule a consultation today!