When Dr. J. Paul Koch of Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham 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 whether you live in Vestavia Hills, Crestline, Homewood, or Hoover.) 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 Koch Aesthetic Dentistry. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than complete dental crowns. 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 Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, the inlays and onlays we place for our Vestavia Hills, Crestline and Homewood clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. J. Paul Koch has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Koch Aesthetic 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!