If your teeth are decaying or your fillings are failing, Dr. Bonilla can help. Inlays and onlays are ceramics molded to match the shape of your tooth.
If a majority of your tooth is unharmed, Dr. Bonilla can apply an inlay to help protect the healthy portions of your tooth. Onlays, on the other hand, cover the edge of an affected tooth, and they are used when a majority of the tooth is damaged.
When an inlay or onlay is placed, Dr. Bonilla will take an impression of your tooth and use that to create the custom ceramic. If you have an existing filling, Dr. Bonilla will remove the filling prior to taking the impression and placing the inlay or onlay. In order to enhance your current smile, the inlay or onlay will be created to match the color of a natural tooth. After being placed, inlays and onlays are not only aesthetically pleasing, they are strong, durable, and functional.
For more information about this procedure and all other procedures completed at Bonilla Dental Arts, please call Bonilla Dental Arts in Annandale today.