When it comes time to make repairs to your smile, it may be suggested by a dentist near you in Huntington, NY that you consider a dental inlay or a dental onlay procedure as an option. Both are ideally recommended for conservative repair to teeth that may have been compromised by one or more of the following conditions.
Every patient’s smile will have its own unique need for restoration, but the most common reasons that Smile Huntington will recommend a dental inlay or dental onlay procedure are typically to repair a broken or fractured tooth or filling, or to fill a large area of a damaged tooth that will benefit from a tooth-colored restoration instead of a silver one – such as a tooth that can be seen when you smile, talk, or eat.
Some insurance companies consider the procedure to be cosmetic in nature, so make sure you check with your provider – or call our office team – to find out whether or not you’ll be responsible for the expense.
As with most dental restorations, inlays and onlays are not considered a permanent solution. Although they are highly durable and will last for many years – especially when you select an Empress® restoration from Smile Huntington – they may eventually require replacement.
At Smile Huntington, we always try to preserve a patient’s natural teeth for as long as possible. But when it comes to durability and the cost of replacement dental work down the line, we also want to make sure that patients have the information they need to make the wisest decision for their lifestyle and budget!
For this reason, if you have a tooth that is severely damaged, you might consider having the tooth extracted and replaced with the durability of a dental implant – a cosmetic dental restoration that can last a lifetime!
We pride ourselves as one of Huntington, NY’s leading cosmetic and restorative family dentists. That means we will listen to every patient’s concerns, and answer every question they have about their dental health before we offer any treatment plan.
Whether you’re looking for a new dental home for just yourself or for your whole family, we can’t wait to provide you with the same exemplary dental care countless patients in Huntington have already come to know from the team at Smile Huntington.