QUEEN CREEK TOOTH INLAYS & ONLAYS
What Are Inlays & Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are custom restorations made in dental laboratories and permanently cemented to the tooth by your dentist.
These restorations are offered as alternatives to amalgam and composite fillings, and are a more conservative alternative to dental crowns. Inlays and onlays are nearly identical, but onlays are usually used when one or more of the chewing cusps (pointed ends of the tooth) have been affected and need to be included in the restoration.
Inlays and onlays require two appointments to complete. During the first appointment, our dentists will take impressions, and remove any decay or old filling materials in the affected area. The space will be cleaned and prepared, and a temporary filling will be applied while your restoration is completed in a dental lab. During your second appointment, your inlay or onlay will be cemented into placed and checked for a proper fit.
We invite you to contact our office to learn more about dental inlays and onlays and make your appointment with our dentists.
RESTORE YOUR TEETH WITH INLAYS
How Inlays and Onlays are Applied?
Both inlays and onlays generally require two separate appointments for a complete procedure. The initial visit typically consists of a replacement of the tooth filling. Occasionally, the decayed or damaged tooth may need to be partially removed. The affected tooth is then prepped for the inlay or the onlay, depending on the patient’s needs. For a custom fit, an impression of the tooth is made and sent to a lab for fabrication. Until the lab is finished, a temporary sealant is applied to the tooth.
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