A tooth that has suffered decay or damage can be severely detrimental to the aesthetics of your smile. But certain restorations can be just as bad for the overall appearance of your teeth. For years, dental fillings were made out of amalgam, which were effective at repairing the damage but stood out quite a bit. Having a big metal restoration in the front of your mouth can be really distracting, but fortunately, our Hawthorne cosmetic dentist now offers restorations made out of ceramic.
A very popular restoration option is inlays and onlays. These are used in instances where tooth decay is too severe to treat with a dental filling but not severe enough to treat with a dental crown. The main difference between the two types is that inlays are used to repair damage on the cusp of the tooth while onlays are used when the damage has extended beyond the cusp.
Seeing our expert in inlays and onlays in Hawthorne can come with many benefits. Ceramic can be designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth, so you do not have to worry about your restoration standing out. And the material is incredibly durable, so you can expect your inlays or onlays to last for many years.