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Do you think you may need to have your tooth decay treated? Have you heard that a dental filling or a crown are a few of the options you could use to deal with a cavity? While these choices are both effective in the right circumstances, had you heard of an inlay or an onlay? Like crowns and fillings, an inlay or onlay could be useful for treating your decay.

As you may know, inlays are especially useful because they can fill tooth decay that’s too extensive for a regular filling and too small to actually require a crown. However, please note that there are small differences between these dental treatments, For instance, inlays don’t actually cover the bumps, also known as cusps, on your teeth, but onlays do. Furthermore, like crowns and fillings, inlays and onlays can be crafted to match your pearly whites.

Onlays and inlays will also offer quite a few benefits. Like a filling or a crown, inlays and onlays are used to repair the function and overall appearance of your smile. Fortunately, unlike some other solutions, inlays and onlays can actually last for 30 or more years.

To hear more about the dental care you can receive from our team, or to schedule a checkup with our dentist, Dr. Rita D. Wright, please don’t hesitate to call Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge at 703-878-7883. We’ll gladly assess your teeth and gums to see if you’ll benefit from inlays and onlays in Woodbridge, Virginia. We look forward to hearing from you.