Inlays & Onlays
When we consider the options to preserve even a single broken tooth, we use a conservative philosophy in our approach. Fortunately, modern dental materials open doors to rebuild teeth to full strength less invasively than ever before.
Sometimes teeth undergo significant damage due to cavities, heavy bite forces, trauma, or even normal functioning. Many situations can leave teeth in danger of loss if treatment is bypassed.
While teeth may need to be fully covered with a dental crown, some smaller fractures can be perfectly formed back to health with an onlay.
Crown vs. Onlay
A crown requires more tooth preparation while onlays allow the unbroken portions of a tooth to be left untouched. With an onlay, a custom piece of porcelain, like a partial crown, is bonded to the damaged area.
Onlays blend seamlessly with the natural enamel and enhance both function and appearance. When the most conservative option fits your treatment plan, Dr. Frahm may suggest an onlay to restore your tooth.
Let our team of dental care experts help you find your most vibrant smile. Please call 831-372-8011 today or contact our concierge care team to schedule your general dentistry consultation with Dr. Sarah Frahm. We serve patients throughout the communities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach.
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Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm
Location: 660 Camino Aguajito #201
Monterey, California 93940