Gold onlays, also known as ¾ crowns, are placed when a full crown is not needed to restore the decay or damage that has affected the tooth. Dr. Steven Driggers may recommend a gold onlay instead of a full crown because it is a more conservative treatment and requires less removal of healthy tooth structure. For more information on gold onlays in Avon, Indiana, and to make your appointment with our experienced dentist, we invite you to call Sonshine Family Dental at 317-271-1330.
Your gold dental onlay will be custom designed in a dental lab to match the contours of your natural tooth, providing you with the best results possible for the health, function, and appearance of your tooth and smile. Onlays are typically recommended when the damage to your tooth extends to one or more of the cusps of the teeth. For this reason, they are also known as ¾ crowns or partial crowns. Once placed, onlays work to strengthen the tooth, preserve your natural tooth structure, and protect against future damage. We have chosen to use gold material for our onlays because gold is strong and resistant to breaking, but does not cause damage to the opposing tooth.
To learn more about the benefits of gold dental onlays and schedule your consultation with Dr. Driggers, please contact our office today.