What is a dental onlay?
If you have lost a large portion of your tooth structure to decay, but not enough to require a dental crown, a dental onlay may be right for you. Onlays are used to salvage as much of your natural tooth as possible while still restoring the health of your smile. Specifically, a dental onlay in Seattle, Washington is used to restore the inner groves of your tooth enamel while extending to the cusp, or points, of your tooth.
How are onlays made?
It generally takes two visits to our dental office to make and place a dental onlay. Your onlay can be made from many materials based on your individual needs. Porcelain or composite resin onlays are the most popular because they can be matched to the natural color of your teeth and are considered very strong. Your onlay will be custom made to fit your natural smile. We make sure that your restoration feels comfortable and looks beautiful. We invite you to learn more about dental onlays by calling us at Lake City Way Dental Center and scheduling an appointment with our qualified dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta. We look forward to restoring your beautiful smile and starting you on the road to better oral health.