When Dr. Bruce Stewart of Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in Grand Rapids, Comstock Park, or Rockford MI.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete dental crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, the inlays and onlays we place for our Grand Rapids area general dentistry clients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Bruce Stewart has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Bruce A. Stewart, DDS, FAGD inlays and onlays:
- Are stain resistant
- Do not cause tooth sensitivity
- Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
- When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!