While your dentist at The Tooth Doc will always try to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. In these cases, the removed portion is replaced with a custom designed porcelain inlay or onlay. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional fillings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration.
Q: Sometimes when I chew I get a sharp pain. What can I do to correct this?
A: Most dental pain brought on by chewing is caused by a fracture, or crack, in the tooth. The pain can be corrected by placing an inlay/onlay, a porcelain crown, or with more advanced treatment. You want to correct the pain as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage to the tooth. Contact The Tooth Doc today to schedule a visit.
You can restore your smile with a porcelain crown from The Tooth Doc if injury, decay, or general wear and tear has damaged one of your teeth.