Sometimes a damaged tooth may not be able to be restored with a filling alone. The larger a defect becomes, stresses become greater between the tooth, restoration and the bond. This can result in early failure or complications or pain. In some cases, the tooth must be restored with a different approach using inlays, onlays, veneers or full crowns. Dr. Oxley is committed to providing the most conservative solution that restores the tooth back to function and a natural look. A crack in a tooth usually does not warrant a complete crown, especially in the age of modern materials and adhesive (bonding) dentistry.

Indications for Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns:

  • Inlay:
    • Suited for addressing small to moderate cavities or cracks.
    • Specifically designed for decay or damage within the cusps.
    • Ideal for restoring the chewing surface of a tooth.
  • Onlay:
    • Appropriate for more extensive areas of decay, damage or cracks
    • Addresses cases where one or more cusps are affected.
    • Comprehensive restoration covering the chewing surface and extending to the sides.
  • Crown:
    • Reserved for cases of extensive damage or decay.
    • Post root canal treatment.
    • Strengthening a weakened tooth.
    • Cosmetic enhancements or large fractures.

Precision in Craftsmanship:

  • Premium Materials:
    • We use the highest quality materials for durability and longevity.
  • Advanced Techniques:
    • Employing advanced techniques ensures precise and lasting results.
  • Functional and esthetic like natural teeth
    • Each restoration is meticulously crafted to meet both functional and esthetic expectations.