Your Jacksonville FL dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields understands how the many options for approving the appearance of your smile can be confusing. When more than half of a tooth’s biting surface is damaged, a dentist will often use inlays and onlays to restore the appearance and function of the teeth. This allows for proper chewing, and also for a beautiful, healthy-looking smile!
Inlays can be made of gold, porcelain, or a composite resin. Gold was once the most popular metal, but porcelain is growing in popularity as it more closely resembles natural teeth. The inlay or onlay pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth and cover and strengthen damaged areas.
If you have chipped, cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged teeth, onlays could be the best solution. Call Smiles by Shields today to discuss your options!