Dentist in East Orange, NJ area explains dental inlays and onlays
When patients have developed a cavity within a tooth, it can be treated in a variety of ways. The best way to determine the most appropriate way to repair the tooth is by the size of the cavity. In most cases, fillings are best. East Orange, NJ area dentist, Dr. Marjorie Mitchell-Douglas, can place composite resin bonding filling into the area of concern. However, sometimes that is not enough. At this point, patients may benefit from the placement of a dental crown as well as fillings to maintain the structure of the tooth. In other cases, dental inlays and onlays may help.
Dental inlays and onlays are great for moderate cavities that are too large for fillings but are not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. These inlays and onlays are porcelain restorations that are made to bond right into place in the area of decay. They are a great alternative that is readily available at our practice.
Dental inlays and onlays are relatively inexpensive and may be the most appropriate solution when fillings are not enough to restore function to the natural tooth. Dr. Marjorie Mitchell-Douglas consults with her patients during their initial examination to determine if this method of repair is best. The dental inlays and onlays are made with preparation of the natural tooth and impressions which help in determining the shape and size of the restoration. They are fabricated at a dental laboratory and then sent back to the dental office for final placement with bonding materials. Dental inlays and onlays will last several years with proper care and attention.
At Essex Dental Associates, Dr. Majorie Mitchell-Douglas and her team encourage patients in and around the area of East Orange, NJ to speak to a quality dentist about dental inlays and onlays which can be used to improve the functionality of the smile. Call her practice today at (973) 763-7289 or visit at her conveniently located practice at 240 Irvington Avenue in South Orange, NJ. New and existing patients are always welcome in her state-of-the-art practice!