At Complete Dental Care, we care for your smile using dental procedures which are both good solutions for your oral health as well as aesthetically pleasing. Why does this matter? Even though your oral health is susceptible to dental issues, like oral trauma, tooth decay, and damage that can occur with age, that doesn’t mean dental restorations shouldn’t be natural looking.
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, Dr. Shoaf is pleased to offer our patients in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, dental inlays and onlays to fix tooth damage and restore the tooth’s function. Today we would like to talk a little about dental onlays.
Dental onlays cover one or more cusps on a tooth to repair damage. They can even be used to cover the entire biting surface if needed. Onlays are bigger than dental fillings but smaller than crowns. They are sometimes referred to as partial crowns since they can cover so much of the tooth.
When Dr. Shoaf places your onlay, it will blend in naturally with your tooth after being matched to the tooth’s size and shape. Its versatility is providing you with a durable dental restoration that compliments your tooth’s appearance.
An onlay can be placed on top of a tooth, between teeth, and down to the gum line. So if you currently have a chipped or damaged tooth and are looking for an effective treatment, a dental onlay may be just what you need.
To find out more, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shoaf and find the right option for your needs. Please give our Complete Dental Care team a call at 412-253-4671 to keep your smile strong and beautiful!