Dental Inlays: Tooth Restorations in Falls Church
Conservative restoration of teeth helps to avoid extraction and unnecessary alteration of healthy dental enamel. While some dentists may be quick to recommend a crown when a tooth is moderately decayed, this involves buffing away parts of your tooth that may still be viable.
When you have experienced significant decay or require a replacement for a large filling, an inlay can be provided to save as much of the tooth as possible.
What Makes an Inlay Different?
While cavities and small instances of tooth decay are filled with either metal amalgam or tooth-colored composite, inlays are prosthetics that replace the enamel.
Your inlay will look almost like a puzzle piece, fabricated to fit precisely to cover areas of decay. Compared to an onlay, an inlay restoration is intended for decay that has not reached the outer walls of teeth. If you are not ready to commit to a dental crown and are looking for more conservative dental treatment, an inlay is recommended.
Ask Dr. Morabito about Inlay Restorations in Falls Church
We evaluate each patient case carefully to determine how we can treat damaged teeth, preserve your smile, and create aesthetic results. With CEREC technology, Dr. Morabito can fabricate and place your inlay in one appointment.
If you have questions about whether inlays or crowns are right for you, contact our office today for your consultation.