Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain inlay and onlays are an excellent alternative to a complete porcelain crown, inlays or onlays provide protection as well as an authentic tooth appearance.
At Alla Hart, DDS, PC, we offer inlays and onlays if you have damage or tooth decay within the cusp of a tooth. An inlay is used similarly to a traditional filling but looks much more genuine. An onlay is necessary for a significant reconstruction, where it extends out over one or more cusps of the tooth. Often, inlays may replace traditional fillings that failed or fell out, since they are more durable.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During your first visit, the damaged tooth is cleaned and prepared for the impression. Then with a putty-like material, we will take an impression of the tooth to send to our state-of-the-art lab to uniquely create an inlay or onlay for your tooth. Your dentist will fabricate a temporary filling for your tooth for protection before your final visit.
At your second appointment, your custom inlay or onlay is ready to be placed on the damaged tooth. Your dentist will make sure that the fit and esthetics is most natural looking and will cement it permanently. It’s that simple!
Our team at Alla Hart, DDS, PC will be happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about inlays, onlays, or dental concerns. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your appointment with our wonderful professionals!