When Dr. Mark Phan of OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in Oklahoma City, Moore OK, or Norman OK.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at OKC Smiles. They are usually bigger than conventional fillings yet smaller than complete dental crowns. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At OKC Smiles, the inlays and onlays we place for our Norman OK area general dentistry clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Mark Phan has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
OKC Smiles inlays and onlays:
- Are stain resistant
- Do not cause tooth sensitivity
- Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
- When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage
Call 405-634-7303 to book a cosmetic dental consultation today.
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!