Unfortunately dental caries and cavities are one of the most frequently seen oral health ailments around the world. This damage is caused by poor oral hygiene and the consumption of damaging foods and beverages like sugary soda, candy, and even acidic foods like tomatoes.
To combat the damage caused to your teeth, the specialists at Concord Dental Associates can create custom inlays and onlays near you in Concord, NH. These structures repair your teeth and help you avoid pain, discomfort, and worsening damage to your essential permanent teeth.
When people think of cavities, they often also consider fillings. A filling is a small piece of material that is traditionally used to repair dental caries and cavities by sealing away the soft pulp. Inlays and onlays are similar but are more customized and designed to repair a greater extent of damage to the dental structure.
An inlay is like a filling that will sit primarily inside of the tooth with a small amount exposed along with the crown. An onlay is similar but has a large exterior portion which reconstructs the natural cusp of the teeth.
At Concord Dental Associates, we offer inlays and onlays made with a broad range of materials. These options determine how durable your inlay or onlay is as well as how visible it is once installed.
Some of the most popular modern choices are composite resin and porcelain, which are almost invisible and can last for 5 to 10 years. Amalgam (silver) and gold are more traditional and visible but usually do not require repair for 15 to 20 years.
The first step to receiving an inlay or onlay is to schedule a consultation with our office in Concord, NH. Our dentist will examine your tooth and see how much the structure has been decayed or damaged. Depending on your results, we can create a custom treatment plan for you to address your oral health and wellness.