When most people think of tooth restoration, dental crowns often come to mind first. While a dental crown is a good option for many patients, it’s not the only one available. Dr. Moore likes to recommend onlays to patients with minor tooth damage or decay. So what exactly is an onlay and how does it compare to a dental crown?
An onlay only requires the removal of a defective filling, decay, or weakened tooth structure. This differs from a crown, which warrant 0.5 to 1.5 mm removed from the entire surface of the tooth. Compared to dental crowns, onlays are more adjustable because Dr. Moore can make changes and alter them without any issues. They can also be repaired if necessary and can last for quite some time as long as they are well cared for.
Another great perk of onlays is that they are more affordable than crowns. So if you’re looking for a way to restore your tooth but don’t want to invest in a pricey crown, an onlay may be the way to go. In most cases, onlays cost as little as half of the cost of a crown yet still allow you to enjoy all of the benefits of one. Dr. Moore likes to think of onlays as cost-effective, conservative alternatives to crowns.
You can count on Dr. Moore to evaluate your unique situation and inform you whether you’re a good candidate for an onlay. Essentially, if you have tooth decay or damage that requires more than a filing but less than a crown, he’ll likely recommend an onlay.
We are often asked if dental membership plans cover crowns, onlays or other types of cosmetic surgeries. Contact your membership plan provider or our dental office to better understand the financing options and the best way for you to enjoy your most healthy and beautiful smile. Not everyone can afford a private jet to fly to their destination so saving money is part of life. If you don’t want to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on oral surgery contact Moore Family Dentistry today.
Contact Moore Family Dentistry
If you have further questions related to onlays or how much they cost, don’t hesitate to contact Moore Family Dentistry, the top Garner, NC Dentist, today. Call us at 919-772-1811. We look forward to hearing from you!