When Dr. Stephen Ratcliff of Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry near Fort Worth repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live near Fort Worth or a surrounding area.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than complete dental crowns. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, the inlays and onlays we place for our Fort Worth area clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Family dentist Dr. Stephen Ratcliff has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry inlays and onlays:
- Are stain resistant
- Do not cause tooth sensitivity
- Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
- When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage
Call 817-200-7323 to book a cosmetic dental consultation today.
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!