Inlays and Onlays

Enhance your dental health with inlays and onlays, a conservative alternative to crowns. Perfect for repairing moderate decay or damage.

Inlays and onlays are an excellent, conservative alternative to full coverage crowns, offering a fitting solution for repairing teeth that have moderate decay or damage without the need for extensive tooth reshaping. At Select Dental Office, we specialize in custom inlays and onlays that not only restore teeth but also strengthen and enhance their appearance.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are types of dental restorations often used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. An inlay fits within the cusps (top edges) of the tooth, while an onlay extends over one or more cusps. They can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, or composite resin.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

  • Durability: Both inlays and onlays are extremely durable and can last much longer than traditional fillings, making them a great long-term investment in your oral health.
  • Aesthetics: Made from tooth-colored materials, they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, enhancing the visual harmony of your smile.
  • Tooth Conservation: Unlike crowns, inlays and onlays require less tooth structure to be removed during preparation, preserving more of your natural tooth.
  • Stability: They help to strengthen teeth by up to 75%, improving tooth structure and resilience to biting forces.

The Process of Getting Inlays and Onlays

  1. Tooth Preparation: The damaged or decayed area of the tooth is first removed, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay.
  2. Impressions: An impression of the tooth is taken, which is sent to a dental lab where the inlay or onlay is custom-made to fit your tooth precisely.
  3. Temporary Sealant: While your custom inlay or onlay is being made, a temporary sealant is placed on the tooth.
  4. Fitting: Once ready, the inlay or onlay is securely bonded to the tooth. Any necessary adjustments for fit and bite alignment are made during this visit.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Inlays and Onlays?

Our team at Select Dental Office uses the latest technology and high-quality materials to craft and place inlays and onlays. We are committed to precision and patient comfort, ensuring each step of the process is conducted under the highest standards of care. Our goal is to provide solutions that not only look natural but also function excellently and last long.

If you believe you might benefit from an inlay or onlay, or if you’re looking for a durable alternative to crowns and fillings, contact Select Dental Office today. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how inlays and onlays can restore and enhance your teeth effectively.

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