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You may know that there are a number of things you could do if you’d like to protect your oral health. For instance, you might have heard that you should have a cavity filled as soon as possible. You might also know that you might need a crown for more severe decay. Still, did you know that inlays and onlays could also benefit your teeth?

As you may have already known, inlays and onlays are especially useful because they can be used to repair a tooth that’s too damaged for a cavity to fill but not serious enough to need a crown. The two treatments are quite similar, but inlays are placed inside cusps—or bumps—of your teeth and onlays cover at least one cusp.

Finally, please know that inlays and onlays are very durable. In fact, you should be able to enjoy your onlay for up to thirty years. Fortunately, inlays and onlays are made to look like your natural teeth. Similarly, once an inlay or onlay is placed, chewing should be more comfortable.

If you’d like to learn more about a dental inlay or onlay in Bronx, New York, or have more questions about dealing with decay, please feel free to contact Kirti Tewari Dental PC by calling 718-547-7570. Our dentist, Dr. Kirti Tewari, and our team are excited to receive your call.