Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & onlays are dental restorations designed to replace more than half the biting surface of a tooth. They’re ideal for situations where fillings would be insufficient, but your tooth isn’t weak enough to necessitate a crown.

What Material Do We Use for Inlays & Onlays?

There are several materials we can use to make these restorations:

  • Composite Resin
  • Gold
  • Porcelain

Porcelain is typically preferred because it’s strong and matches the color of your teeth most effectively.

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Do you want comfortable, cost-effective care? Please don’t hesitate to request an appointment. We’re here for you!


What to Expect from Inlays & Onlays

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It takes two appointments to complete this procedure.

  • During the first appointment, we’ll prepare the tooth for the restoration by removing the filling or the tooth material that’s decayed. We’ll then make an impression to be sent to the lab, and apply a temporary sealant.
  • During the second appointment, we’ll remove the temporary sealant and assess the inlay or onlay’s fit within your mouth. We’ll then bond the restoration to the tooth with a strong resin. At the end, we’ll polish the restoration for a bright smile!

This form of tooth restoration can last from 10-30 years. It’s also worth noting that, while fillings can significantly reduce the strength of a tooth, inlays and onlays can increase its strength by up to 75%.

Do You Need Inlays or Onlays?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of experienced dentists is committed to ensuring you get the care you need. To that end, we’re constantly on the cutting edge of digital dentistry, looking for the latest procedures that can increase quality of care while reducing treatment time.

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Interested in booking an appointment with our office? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re excited to speak with you.

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- Ray

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