When Dr. Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often used to restore the tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Kenneth Hovden DDS. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.
At Kenneth Hovden DDS, the inlays and onlays we place for our San Mateo and Pacifica patients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Kenneth Hovden has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to create an exact match.
Kenneth Hovden DDS inlays and onlays…
Are stain resistant
Do not cause tooth sensitivity
Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
When bonded to the tooth, they strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage
Call 650-755-6000 to book a cosmetic dental consultation today.
We’ll help you keep your smile happy and healthy!