Inlays and onlays are custom-made fillings which fit precisely into decayed or damaged teeth. Inlays fit inside the cusps (or bumps) of a tooth, similar to a composite filling. Onlays cover more surface area than inlays and wrap over one or more edges of the tooth.
Inlays and onlays can be made from a number of different materials including porcelain, composite resin, or gold. Each material has certain advantages and disadvantages. Our experienced team will be pleased to help you select the material that is best suited for your teeth and your lifestyle.
Before recommending an inlay or onlay, we'll examine the tooth requiring treatment and make a recommendation. An inlay will usually only be recommended if the decay or damage to the tooth structure is not significant. Since onlays are able to help support the structure of the tooth, onlays are typically recommended for teeth with more major damage.
Inlays and onlays are placed over the course of two appointments.
We'll remove any decay from your tooth. Next, we take impressions of your smile to send to the lab where the inlay or onlay will be prepared. At the end of this first appointment, a temporary filling will be placed in your tooth.
We'll remove the temporary filling and custom-fit and bond your inlay or onlay to your tooth.
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All services provided by general dentists: Dr. Paul Hall, Dr. Pauline Hall and Dr. Todd ZoBell