Inlays and Onlays
Dr. Kashfian is an expert in inlays and inlays in Beverly Hills and Chatsworth.
Depending on the condition of the compromised tooth, Dr. Kashfian will determine if an inlay or an onlay is right for you. Inlays are restorations that lie within the pits and fissures of tooth structure, while onlays can extend beyond the cusp of a tooth. It is important to note that inlays are used to restore the chewing surfaces of teeth where damage has become extensive.
Inlays, Onlays Beverly Hills and Chatsworth
Whether patients are receiving an inlay or onlay, they procedures are virtually similar. Dr. Kashfian, expert in onlays and inlays in Beverly Hills, will begin this procedure with topical anesthetic to numb the soft tissue. Local anesthetic will also be used to help eliminate sensation of your tooth’s nerves. Damaged tooth structure will then be carefully removed and an impression will be taken of the prepared tooth. The impression will serve as a blueprint for the inlay or onlay, which will be custom fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Both inlays and onlays can be casted in gold or tooth-colored porcelain materials. For strength and durability, gold is considered to be the better option. However, gold inlays or onlays can be aesthetically displeasing to some patients. Dr. Kashfian will work closely with patients in order to select the proper dental restoration material specific for their needs.
Contact Dr. Kashfian to learn more about inlays and onlays and whether they are a good treatment option for your case.