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How dental onlays help repair teeth where cavities have developed

The Leah Zils, DDS team at The Woodlands, Texas, is available to help patients who live in and around the community with their oral health needs. This includes providing aesthetic restorations to repair the smile when things go wrong. One popular treatment provided at our office is dental inlays and onlays.

What Are Dental Onlays, And How Do They Work In Restoring A Tooth?

Dental onlays are tooth-colored porcelain restorations that repair damaged teeth. Onlays are a more conservative approach to replacing a large portion of the tooth without having to do a crown. 

When Might I Need An Onlay?

There are several situations in which a dental onlay may be recommended. These include some of the following cases:

  • Large cavities. If a cavity is too large to be effectively filled with a traditional dental filling, a onlay may be used instead to restore the damaged tooth.
  • Cracked or fractured teeth. Onlays can be used to repair and protect teeth that are broken or fractured, restoring their strength and function.
  • Worn down or weakened teeth. Teeth worn down due to grinding or other factors may benefit from the added support and protection of an onlay.
  • Old fillings. If you have an old filling that needs to be replaced, onlays may be used instead as a more conservative option.

Where Can I Obtain An Onlay In The Woodlands, Texas?

At the office of Leah Zils, DDS, patients can discuss their need for restorations of one or more natural teeth and determine if they are proper candidates for onlays, and other repairs that can be performed at our office. Call (281) 973-2276 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 6769 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite A.

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