When restoring your damaged teeth, our dentists will always recommend the most conservative treatment approach possible in order to preserve your natural tooth structures. In many cases, Dr. Jeffrey Jones and Dr. Taryn Pogoda will recommend dental onlays rather than dental crowns. For more information about dental onlays in Dallas, Texas, and to schedule a consultation, call our office today!
Sometimes referred to as “partial crowns,” dental onlays are a conservative restoration used to repair teeth that have been damaged by cracking or decay. Onlays are made using tooth-colored material (such as porcelain) or gold, allowing them to blend in with your teeth and give you a more natural-looking final result. Our experienced dentists may recommend an onlay if the damage to your tooth extends to one or more of the cusps, or pointed tips, of the tooth’s chewing surface. We will carefully examine your teeth prior to providing your onlay to determine if this treatment is right for your needs.
Like dental crowns, onlays are custom-made to fit your tooth perfectly and ensure that your final restoration fully restores the shape, function and appearance of the tooth. However, dental onlays are significantly more conservative than crowns as they require very little tooth preparation. This means that more of your natural tooth structure is preserved and will promote better oral health long-term.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about dental onlays and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists and team.