A More Conservative Way to Restore Your Tooth

To restore a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked, or broken, a dental crown is often the best choice. However, in some cases, the damage isn’t significant enough to require placing a dental crown completely over it. Dental inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, offer a more conservative solution that allows us to restore the damaged part of your tooth without having to cap it completely. Made from highly lifelike and customized porcelain, an inlay can be placed between the cusps of your tooth’s chewing surface, while a porcelain onlay can extend over one or more cusps for more comprehensive restoration.

The Advantages of Inlays and Onlays

The ability to precisely address your tooth’s damage without having to modify and cap your entire tooth offers a wide variety of benefits. For instance, placing a complete crown requires us to modify all of your tooth structure to accommodate it. If your tooth’s crack or fracture doesn’t affect the whole crown of your tooth, then this level of tooth alteration may not be necessary. An inlay or onlay helps you preserve a maximum amount your healthy tooth structure, which improves the tooth’s long-term health and integrity. Because they’re made from lifelike porcelain, inlays and onlays also offer significant cosmetic improvement, as well.

Fix Your Tooth with a Partial Crown

Partial dental crowns, or inlays and onlays, can offer maximum tooth restoration and cosmetic improvement with minimal changes to your tooth structure. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the dental office Dr. Jack Schwartz in New York today at 212-582-6617 or emailing info@drjackschwartz.com.