Inlays and Onlays at Berthoud Dental Care: Your Path to a Healthier Smile
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are a type of dental restoration offered at Berthoud Dental Care to repair your decayed or damaged teeth. They are often recommended by Dr. Keith Wolfenden when the tooth damage is too severe for a dental filling but not severe enough to necessitate a crown. This middle-ground treatment allows us to save more of your natural tooth structure while providing a durable, long-lasting solution.
What is the difference between inlay and onlay?
At Berthoud Dental Care, we help patients understand the key difference between inlay and onlay restorations. Essentially, dental inlays and onlays differ in how much of the tooth they cover. An inlay fits within the tiny cusps, or bumps, on the chewing surface of your tooth. An onlay, on the other hand, covers one or more of these cusps or even the entire biting surface.
Why choose Inlays and Onlays in Berthoud Dental Care?
Choosing Berthoud Dental Care for your inlays and onlays is choosing expertise, precision, and comfort. Dr. Keith Wolfenden, our leading dental professional, uses cutting-edge technology to ensure each inlay and onlay is perfectly crafted to fit your tooth. Not only do these restorations effectively restore the functionality of your teeth, but they also provide a seamless, natural look.
How does the procedure for dental inlays and onlays work?
The process for getting dental inlays and onlays typically requires two appointments at our Berthoud, CO location. During the first visit, Dr. Keith Wolfenden will prepare the damaged tooth, remove decay, and take an impression of your tooth. This impression is used to custom-craft your inlay or onlay in a dental laboratory. At your second visit, the inlay or onlay is fitted to your tooth and bonded in place.
Is it painful to get inlays and onlays?
We prioritize your comfort at Berthoud Dental Care. While the thought of dental work can be daunting, rest assured, Dr. Wolfenden and his team are experienced in ensuring the process of receiving inlays and onlays is as comfortable as possible. Local anesthesia is typically used to numb the area and prevent any discomfort during the procedure.
How to reach us for Inlays and Onlays in Berthoud
Should you feel the need to explore the benefits of inlays and onlays further, or to schedule your first appointment, we are just a call away. Reach us at (970) 532-4209, and our friendly staff at Berthoud Dental Care will be more than happy to assist you.
At Berthoud Dental Care, we are committed to providing excellent dental care to our community. Our inlays and onlays are a testament to that commitment—helping restore your smile, one tooth at a time.