Do you have damaged teeth that you would like to restore? Thanks to inlays & onlays, you can enjoy a fuller smile and greater function of your teeth. At We Care Dental in Columbia, SC, we want you to have the best experience possible.
When you visit us for inlays & onlays, you can look forward to a welcoming environment that is safe for the whole family. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best dental care and service, so don’t delay in contacting our office.
We will be happy to arrange a consultation to meet Drs. Ellis, Green, and Jenkins to discuss your oral health and hygiene and determine the right treatment plan for your needs.
Inlays are used to fill in areas of a tooth that has developed tooth decay and lost its normal structure. Similar to dental fillings, inlays are applied inside the tooth to restore both its form and function.
We use ceramic and porcelain to match your inlays with your natural tooth color. By bonding your new inlays to your tooth, we can effectively replace silver amalgam fillings and restore your smile to a seamless appearance.
Similar to inlays, onlays also go inside your tooth. However, onlays differ by extending out to the chewing surface of your teeth. At one time, onlays were only offered in gold. However, modern advancements in dentistry have allowed us to offer onlays in special compounds that mimic natural teeth.
Teeth that are decayed may need inlays. If your tooth has so much decay that it can’t be filled with traditional fillings, yet there isn’t enough decay to warrant a dental crown, inlays may be a great fit for your needs.
If your tooth is badly decayed, resulting in a missing chewing surface, our dentists can apply onlays and restore your tooth to its natural form and function. This will also prevent further decay from developing on that tooth.
With proper care and regular dental visits, you can look forward to your new inlays or onlays lasting 30 years – possibly longer!