What’s Better? Inlays and Onlays or Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns Being Made In A CEREC Machine

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There are so many different options for cosmetic dental restorations that it can be confusing to totally understand everything about them. When making lasting decisions about your dental health, it is important to have all of the information. We have compiled some of the best information about inlays, onlays, and dental crowns to help make sense of these different implant options. 


Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are similar in that they both aid minor to moderate damage to teeth caused by decay, damage, age, and so on. They both work as a sort of advanced filling where if the damaged area has gotten too big, inlays and onlays can be brought in to patch the region and allow for the rest of the healthy tooth to remain intact.

Where they differ is in the regions they focus on. As their names suggest, inlays focus on the inside regions of the tooth whereas onlays focus on the outer regions. Essentially, inlays and onlays are very similar with their only major differing part being where on the tooth they would be repairing.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are the next step up from inlays and onlays. Usually reserved for moderate damage to teeth, dental crowns are trying to save the root structure whilst allowing for the removal of damage and decay. By replacing decayed and damaged parts of the teeth and placing a crown over them, the crown will help

Think of this as a hat, the crown rests over the healthy tooth similarly to a hat covering your head. Hats protect us from the elements and heat while crowns protect us from further damage and decay.


Consider What’s Best For You

Knowing this about inlays, onlays, and dental crowns, it’s still hard to have a clear picture about what is the best option. If you are looking for a dentist who works to provide quality, custom, and empathetic treatment, consider making an appointment with Dr. George Sepiashvili.

Dr. Sepiashvili has worked for many decades to tirelessly provide quality and comforting treatments to all patients who come through his door. He has continuously improved his skills as a dentist by learning about the best new practices in the field. He has also given countless satisfied clients impeccable implants that are made to last.

If you want to work with one of the best in the industry and you live in and around the Lake Mohegan area, consider calling our doctors, Dr. George Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia, and his team at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake office in Mohegan Lake, NY, at (914) 526-2144 to schedule your consultation today! Dr. Sepiashvili and the whole team are ready to assist you on your dental implant journey.

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