When Dr. Kirk Johnson of Excellence In Dentistry in Anchorage 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 where you live in the Anchorage area.) 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 Excellence In Dentistry. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete dental crown. 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 Excellence In Dentistry, the inlays and onlays we place for our Anchorage restorative dentistry clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Kirk Johnson has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Excellence In Dentistry 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
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!