Our Worcester dentist
at Pearla Dental, is dedicated to not only keeping our patients teeth healthy but also the brightest they can be. We should all have healthy teeth and gums but there are those times when some cosmetic improvement is just what the doctor ordered. Using state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge in the latest dental advancements, we give you the brightest, best-looking smile. Dental onlays are a kind of porcelain restoration that are especially beneficial in cases where a bigger area needs to be covered by fillings. When an area is too large for a crown and too small for a regular filling, our Worcester dentist
will suggest porcelain onlays as an ideal choice. As a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns, dental onlays are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay. Also beneficial for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown, we use porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes gold, to create onlays as part of our Worcester dental care. Unlike inlays, where the bonded material is limited to the center of your tooth, dental onlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material can actually extend further to one or more cusps of your tooth.
Dental Restorations Worcester
With your great looking smile our main focus and goal, our Worcester dentist
suggests onlays because of their natural tooth color, making them virtually invisible when compared to metal fillings. Like metal fillings, dental onlays will not expand or contract based on temperature, so they will have a great, comfortable fit. Another advantage to onlays is that, unlike any other type of filling, they can last up to thirty years. While restoring damaged or decayed areas, dental onlays require minimal removal of your tooth’s surface, which helps to preserve the maximum amount of existing healthy tooth structure.
Generally, two visits to Pearla Dental will be required for the placement of dental onlays. In the first visit, our Worcester dentist will take an impression of your tooth, which will be sent to a lab to create the permanent dental onlay. Before you leave our office, your tooth will be fitted with a temporary onlay to keep the tooth protected between visits. During your second visit, our Worcester dentist
will remove the temporary protective material and fit your tooth with the permanent onlay received from the lab. One way to provide you with a natural-looking smile that is functional as well, is with dental onlays.
Dental Onlays Worcester
490 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
By Pearla Dental
November 21, 2013