Inlays & Onlays
Restoring the integrity and function of a broken tooth.
Dental inlays and onlays are used to protect and strengthen interior teeth that have suffered from decay or severe trauma.
Both restorations are designed to replace any missing section of your tooth and repair damage that is too extensive for a regular filling.
Our inlays and onlays are custom-made to fit your specific needs. Plus, we use a tooth-colored composite material to produce healthy and natural-looking results that will make you fall back in love with your smile.
While other dental offices would require two or more visits to place inlays and onlays, we do things differently. Dr. Collier proudly uses CEREC® technology to design and create custom restorations right here in our office.
That’s right! You can restore your smile in just one visit!
Inlays replace a missing section of your tooth and can restore your smile’s integrity and function.
To be called an inlay, the dental material used must be placed between the little points or cusps on your premolars or molars, to produce a discreet and comfortable fit.
Inlays work almost like large fillings, except they offer a more durable and longer-lasting solution with excellent aesthetic and functional outcomes.
This Is What You Can Expect At Your Inlay Treatment:
This restoration will provide you with stronger teeth and a happier smile!
Unlike inlays, onlays cover the cusps and biting edges of your teeth to rebuild enamel that has been chipped or broken off due to extensive damage or decay.
Onlays are often compared to crowns because of their ability to cover such a large area, but they don’t seal your entire tooth.
As such, onlays represent a more conservative alternative to traditional crowns because they allow you to preserve your healthy, natural tooth structure.
Onlays are created and placed in the same manner as inlays.
Inlays & Onlays FAQs
Do inlays and onlays require specific maintenance?
The answer is no. You can care for your inlays and onlays the same way you care for your natural teeth. It’s essential to follow a good oral hygiene routine to ensure your restorations stay in great shape.
How long do they last?
Inlays and onlays can last decades. It depends on your oral hygiene, your eating and chewing habits, and your overall care for your restorations.
How much do they cost?
Their cost varies depending on your specific situation. If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry, we have discount plans for your entire family. Click here to learn more.