If your tooth is too decayed to accommodate a dental filling, but not decayed to the point that a dental crown is required, Dr. Josh Muir and Dr. Jeff Tulett may suggest a dental inlay or dental onlay in Hardin, Montana. These restorations are also known as partial crowns. At Hardin Family Dental, they are designed and milled from ceramic using CEREC technology.
Before placing a dental inlay or onlay, our dentists will ensure that it fits perfectly so that it can restore the health, function and appearance of your tooth. These restorations can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth, so they are very discreet.
Inlays and onlays are both used to restore damaged teeth. There is a slight difference between the two, however. A dental inlay is used when the damage does not include the cusps of the tooth. A dental onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive and spreads to one or more cusps. Our dentists can help you decide if a dental inlay or a dental onlay is right for you. With either of these restorations, much of your natural tooth structure is preserved.
We invite you to contact our office at 406-629-3070 today to learn more and to schedule a visit.