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You may already be aware that there are a number of things you could have to do if you would like to keep your teeth strong. For example, you’ve probably heard that flossing and brushing are important in preventing tooth decay. Still, did you know that not having decay fixed might lead to several dental issues? Luckily, there are many options you can try, but have you thought about using an inlay or onlay to fix your tooth decay?

As you probably understand, fillings and crowns are restoration options that can help you fix tooth decay. Still, crowns are usually used to treat extensive decay and fillings are typically used to restore relatively small cavities. Inlays and onlays are normally used to address a cavity that has become too large to fill but that’s also not big enough to need a crown.

However, please note that there are many benefits to inlays and onlays. Like fillings and crowns, your inlay or onlay can actually be made to look like one of your natural teeth and should restore your ability to speak and chew without any discomfort. Inlays and onlays are also extremely durable. In fact, if you remember to care for them properly, your inlays and onlays could end up lasting for 30 or more years.

If you would like to learn more about the care you can receive from our dental team, or to learn more about an inlay or an onlay in Louisville, Kentucky, please feel free to contact First Care Dental by calling 502-893-5677. We’ll gladly inspect your pearly whites and help you decide on the restoration that best completes your smile!