Inlays/Onlays in Oak Ridge

Inlays and Onlays Near Me in Oak Ridge

If you are a resident of Oak Ridge who's looking for an excellent dentistry treatment such as an inlay and onlay, give top consideration to Dental Care of North Carolina. We put customer care and comfort first, and our dentist, Dr. William Gross, is skilled in numerous cutting-edge treatments and procedures.

Inlays Near Me

Inlays provide an alternative to fillings. Like fillings, they go inside the tooth. However, they can be made of stronger materials that form a durable bond with the tooth, which may serve to strengthen it. They were once only made out of gold, but now they can be made of porcelain or ceramic. This gives them a more natural look that customers now often prefer to the traditional gold.

Onlays Near Me

This is another possibility for treating tooth decay that might otherwise require fillings. Onlays go inside the tooth as well, but a part of the onlay covers the outside/eating surface. Whether you need an onlay versus a cap or a crown is sometimes unclear, but Dr. Gross can determine this during your examination.

Inlay and Onlay Material Options

When Dr. Gross determines that an inlay or onlay is needed, you will have the choice between a few different materials that vary in strength and appearance:

  • Composite Materials: This option is gentlest on the opposing teeth, but more prone to wear and discoloration.
  • Gold: This is the traditional and strongest option but also the most expensive.
  • Porcelain: This is the most natural-looking material. It's moderately strong and wears durably.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is any procedure that replaces or repairs a damaged tooth. The goal is not only to restore the function of the tooth but also to improve its appearance. Beyond inlays and onlays, we provide the following:

  • Apicoectomies
  • Bone grafting
  • Bridges
  • Dentures and partials
  • Dental implants
  • Oral surgery
  • Root canal therapy

What Is the Difference Between an Inlay or Onlay and a Cap or Crown?

An inlay fills in a damaged part of a cusp. An onlay fills in and covers part of the biting surface as well. A cap or crown is used when the whole tooth must be covered to restore function.

Onlays and Inlays Near Me

With two branches in Morrisville and Greensboro, Dental Care of North Carolina serves a broad area that includes Durham, North West Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Apex, Holy Springs, Cary, Research Triable Park, and Oak Ridge.

So if you have been searching for "inlays near me" or "onlays near me," you are in luck. Dr. Gross is an expert in restorative dentistry. Our caring team is ready to help you find the right inlay or onlay for your tooth. No matter what the extent of your need is, we are committed to helping you regain a healthy and beautiful smile. Call today to set up an appointment!