Your Muncie dentist, Dr. Pyle, realizes most patients are unfamiliar with an attractive option available to effectively treat dental cavities. People use expressions like “those tooth colored fillings” or “metal fillings” quite freely, but have they heard of inlays and onlays?
Tooth decay leading to cavities is a serious matter that will only worsen if ignored. Traditional fillings installed during one visit to the dentist’s office can generally take care of any growing problem. So why mention another alternative called “inlays” and “onlays”?
More tooth must be removed to prepare it for repair using traditional composite or metal fillings. It is said the strength of that natural tooth can then be reduced by up to 50 percent! Is there a better alternative?
Inlays and onlays involve a different process, being bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins that can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent while demolishing any cavities. Has this alternative to the traditional caught your attention now?
An added benefit is they will last 10 to 30 years since the design provides a tooth-to-restoration margin finished to such a super-fine degree that recurrent decay is all but impossible thereafter.
Arrange your consultation today with Muncie dentist Dr. Pyle to learn more about this exciting alternative!