Inlays and Onlays

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Inlays and onlays are used to address the problem of tooth decay on top of the tooth. Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake may use these restorations in place of dental fillings, particularly if a filling could risk the structure of the tooth. What is best for restoring strength and preventing further decay to your teeth will be determined during your visit to our comfortable Fresno dental office.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and are looking for the most effective general and cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS or call 559-224-0103 to schedule an appointment.

Placing Inlays and Onlays

Inlays are placed in between cusps on the top of a tooth. Onlays are used to cover one or more cusps that have been impacted or eliminated by decay or damage. Each option has shown to be better at restoring bite strength on back teeth when compared to dental fillings. However, if decay or damage have severely weakened your tooth, Dr. Miyake may need to place a dental crown for complete restoration of strength.

Inlays and onlays can be made of nearly any material, but Dr. Miyake typically uses tooth-colored options. This allows our Fresno dentist to place these restorations without detracting from the appearance of your smile. After placement, inlays and onlays are cared for in the same manner as your natural teeth. With proper care they can continue to provide strength and protection for a number of years.

Choosing What’s Right for Your Smile

Dr. Miyake is an experienced and dedicated dentist who strives to offer the most advanced treatments to all of our patients. When issues are detected during your regularly scheduled appointments, Dr. Miyake will discuss all of your options to help you choose which solutions can best restore strength, function, and beauty to your smile.

To schedule an appointment with our experienced Fresno dentist, please contact us today. Dr. Miyake serves Fresno, Clovis, Tulare and surrounding areas of California.