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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays | doylestown pa dentist

Almost ninety percent of people will develop at least one cavity at some point in their lives, meaning that they will need a filling to protect the tooth from further decay and damage. While most cavities develop on the chewing surface of the tooth, it is also possible to develop cavities on the front, back, and side of the tooth as well. Inlays and onlays can help in restoring the tooth and giving you back full functionality. At Doylestown Dental Group we offer both inlays and onlays to our patients in the Doylestown, PA area needing restorative dentistry.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

  • Inlays – Inlays are similar to regular ...

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Onlays and Crowns -- What's the difference?

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What is the difference between an onlay, and a crown? 

Onlays, and crowns are different ways to replace missing or broken tooth structure. How a dentist chooses between which restoration depends on how many teeth you are trying to replace.  An onlay covers only portion of a tooth, and removes minimal tooth structure. Onlays are generally a more conservative approach.   The ceramic onlay fits similarly to a puzzle piece and can blend in so well that often times you can't see where the tooth starts and the onlay stops. They are often used as alternatives to large fillings.  When a white filling it too large, it often fails ...

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Are silver fillings harmful to my health?

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One of the biggest controversies in dentistry over the past 10 years has been whether or not silver fillings (dental amalgams) are harmful to your body.  Silver fillings have been used for over 100 years.  However, since they do contain small amounts of mercury, many patients are afraid of mercury poison.  In August of 2009, the American Dental Association released a statement that "Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth of more than 100 million Americans...amalgam is a valuable, viable and safe choice for dental patients."  These statements are supported by numerous studies and systematic reviews. While dental amalgams ...

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