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You may know that there are several things you could have to do if you’re hoping to keep your teeth strong. For instance, you may have heard that brushing and flossing are important to preventing decay—however, did you know that not having decay addressed could lead to several issues? Fortunately, there are several options you can consider for addressing a cavity, but have you thought about the benefits of an inlay or onlay?

As you probably know, crowns and fillings are restoration options that can help you deal with decay. However, crowns are often used to fill extensive decay and fillings are used to repair relatively small cavities. Inlays and onlays are used to treat a cavity that’s too large to fill but that’s also not large enough to require a crown.

Still, please know that there are some benefits to inlays and onlays. Like crowns and fillings, your inlay or onlay can be made to match the color of your existing teeth and will help you speak and chew comfortably again. However, inlays are extremely durable. In fact, if you remember to care for them well, your inlays and onlays could last for 30 or more years.

To learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to hear more about an inlay or an onlay in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, please don’t hesitate to contact Ultimate Smile Dental by calling 954-566-5428. We’ll gladly examine your teeth and help you decide on the option that best meets your needs!