Sometimes a traditional filling is not enough to repair a cavity or other dental issue. In those cases, an inlay or onlay may be the perfect solution. For inlays and onlays in North Brunswick, call our office today.
At Your Expressions Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to restoring and strengthening your teeth after cavities, decay and other dental issues. That is why we offer inlays and onlays as part of our comprehensive restorative dentistry services. Let us repair your teeth without the need for a crown or other invasive treatment.
Inlays are a type of restoration that we use to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Made from high-quality porcelain, ceramic or dental composite resins, an inlay is placed on the chewing surface of a tooth to fill and seal the damaged area. Unlike a full crown, inlays require less of your tooth structure to be removed prior to placement. This makes inlays a more conservative treatment option compared to more invasive procedures.
The material we use also bonds to your tooth’s natural structure to strengthen it. Inlays are generally stronger and more durable than traditional fillings, which makes them ideal for long-lasting repairs. Once your inlay is complete, you can resume regular eating and brushing habits.
Like inlays, onlays are made from tooth-colored materials and used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Onlays are used to repair more extensive damage that extends over the cusps of the tooth.
The process of receiving an inlay or onlay is similar to a filling. Our dentist will numb your tooth with local anesthesia and clear any bacteria and decay from the area. Then our dentist will take an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental lab for fabrication. Once your inlay or onlay is ready, our dentist will place it and bond it to the tooth.