Dental Inlays and Onlays

What Are Dental Onlays?

Dental Onlays are made from a solid piece of composite, resin, porcelain, or gold, and they are used for decay and damage to the cusps of a tooth and the biting surface. Here are some benefits of dental onlays:

  • They allow your dentist to preserve more of the tooth structure.
  • They provide additional strength to the teeth.
  • They last for an extended period.

Procedures for Dental Onlays

At our practice, we use CEREC to ensure that the onlays are completed in a single appointment. Our Onlay procedure involves using tailor-made fillings that perfectly fit the tooth's given part to restore its function. Onlays are also used to cover the cusps of the tooth and are considered an appropriate alternative to a dental crown.

Our specialized dentist would first administer a local anesthetic to ensure that the affected tooth and the nearby area stay numb to begin the procedure. Then, we clean and remove the decayed portion to make sure that only a durable structure remains in place. Later, our dentist then takes the impression of the teeth structure in the mouth and sends it to our experts in the lab to design resin, ceramic, or porcelain onlay.

Additionally, a temporary onlay material is now placed on the damaged structure until our lab only delivers the custom-made. It only perfectly fits the desired hole, and our dentists use a laser to harden it even more. This restoration has the potential to last for several years if the patient maintains good oral health. Flossing and brushing remain as crucial as before.

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