When a tooth is significantly damaged and cannot support a standard filling, our cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills may recommend a dental onlay. A dental onlay may also be called an indirect filling because it is made in a dental laboratory to exact specifications in order to fit your tooth precisely.
Damaged teeth are more vulnerable to decay and further damage if they are not restored. The tooth itself may be difficult to clean, and bacteria may have access to the inner chambers of teeth or irritate gums, which can increase your risk of gum disease.
Dental onlays are similar to inlays, but they cover one or more cusps of the tooth or can be used to cover the entire biting surface. Dental inlays generally only fill the space between the cusps. They are frequently made of porcelain, which combines strength and beauty. Properly maintained, a dental onlay can last up to 30 years. Brush twice a day, floss daily and visit our specialist for onlays in Beverly Hills every six months for the best results.
Specialist for Onlays Beverly Hills
If you are a candidate for a dental onlay, you will generally need two appointments with our specialist for onlays in Beverly Hills. At your first appointment, your tooth will be prepared. If there is any decay, it will be removed. A dental impression will then be taken to ensure an accurate, perfect-fitting restoration. Our Beverly Hills onlays expert will then place a temporary filling or onlay in order to protect the tooth in the interim. Once the permanent onlay is finished, our dentist will remove the temporary restoration and permanently bond the onlay to your tooth.
Our Beverly Hills onlays specialist can provide you with comprehensive solutions to your dental care needs, including dental onlays. We understand your need for restorations that are attractive, reliable and long-lasting. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.