Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Petaluma CA

When it comes to repairing the smile after damage has occurred, a restorative dentist such as Dr. Yvonne Szyperski can help. Her facility, located in Petaluma, CA, provides restorations for teeth that require repair. One of the more commonly used restorations at her practice, North Bay Smiles, is porcelain inlays and onlays.

Understanding the purpose of inlays and onlays

If dental problems arise, such as cavities, it is vital that patients connect with a dental provider to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. Broken teeth or teeth with large areas of decay may be more susceptible to damage and can result in future problems. Additionally, cavities that are not treated as soon as possible can become larger and require more invasive and expensive repairs.

The idea behind restoring the teeth is that it should be done in a conservative manner to maintain the natural tooth structure when possible. If a cavity is too large to be effectively addressed with a dental filling but too small to require a full dental crown, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski may recommend the placement of an inlay or onlay. These are porcelain restorations that lay in or on a tooth’s structure to protect it and strengthen it when cavities occur. Inlays and onlays are a conservative restoration that is also more affordable than full dental crowns.

What are the benefits of inlays and onlays?

  • Affordability
  • Effectiveness
  • Natural-appearance
  • Conservative
  • Long-lasting

During an evaluation with our team, patients will find out if they are a proper candidate for inlays or onlays. These restorations are a good fit for many of our patients who are faced with decay and are interested in conservative options. We may also make alternative recommendations if we find another restoration to be more suitable for a patient’s unique needs.

Obtain broken tooth repair services in Petaluma, CA

If you are looking for chipped or cracked tooth repair, or are in need of a primary dentist in the community, contact our practice today by calling (707) 306-8001 and visit us at 1580 East Washington Street, Ste. #101. We are open to new and established patients at our state-of-the-art facility offering general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services.