Inlays & Onlays
Serving Lakeview, West End, Metairie & Bucktown
It is always important to find immediate dental treatment if you have a cavity. There are many reasons why you might develop tooth cavities. Poor oral hygiene is usually the common reason among patients. With poor oral hygiene, you accumulate dental plaque which hardens and becomes tartar. The tartar on the surface of your teeth then eats into your tooth, creating a cavity. Other reasons include eating sugary and acidic foods.
Inlays and onlays are some of the treatments that you can receive if you want to restore your dental health. At Canatella Dental, we have experienced dental specialists who can help you restore your dental health.
Why You Should Get Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to cover up the tooth cavity. Inlays are used for much smaller cavities that are large for a tooth filling process. On the other hand, onlays are effective for cavities that are too large to be treated with inlays, but much smaller than to require a crown placement.
These treatments cover the cavity and prevent further spread or worsening of your condition. We first remove sections of your tooth that are damaged and then apply the treatment. This is crucial so as to remove the parts that can spread the decay that causes the cavity.
Inlays and Onlays Are Customized Solutions
Another reason why you should consider getting inlays and onlays is that they are personalized treatments. The material used matches the color of your tooth. Dr. Todd Canatella takes great care to ensure that there are no spaces left when the inlay or onlay is applied. This is to avoid bacteria and food particles from entering into your tooth and causing further harm to your teeth. With the correct application, many patients are able to save their teeth and restore their dental health.
Are Inlays and Onlays Permanent?
Just like dental fillings, inlays and onlays are not permanent, and you might require future dental visits to get a reapplication of the treatment. The material used can undergo wear and tear and can start exposing your tooth to erosive agents. This is normal because you use your teeth daily eating and chewing food. This can cause pressure on the inlay or onlay causing it to wear over time.
Regular Dental Visits Are Vital
After getting the inlay or onlay, it is always important to continue with your dental visits. This allows our oral health specialists to monitor the state of your treatment and decide whether there are problems to be fixed. You will therefore receive corrective treatments which will increase the durability of your inlays or onlays.
Visit Our Clinic for Effective Dental Care and Management
Our team at Canatella Dental is experienced and offers effective inlay and onlay treatment. We use modern methods such as dental x-rays to personalize your treatment which is important for maximum oral health.
Call us at (504) 269-3486 to book your next visit or to consult with an oral health expert at our facility. We can promise you top-quality care and management of your condition.