<b>What are Onlays and Inlays?</b>
Onlays and inlays are a great restorative option for people who don’t necessarily need a dental crown. They are meant for smaller cracks and breaks at the very top of a tooth. The beauty about either restoration is that they are durable and can last for decades. At Omni Dental Care, we offer these restorations at an affordable and convenient price for all of our patients.
<b>Why would someone need an Onlay or an Inlay?</b>
The reason someone would find an onlay or inlay to be beneficial is because they currently have a crack or break at the very top of their tooth. Rather than damage the tooth further to place a crown, a smaller inlay or onlay can be used. Both restorations are made out of similar materials when compared to a crown. However, they are much smaller in size and a lot less invasive to place.
<b>Who is a candidate for an Onlay for an Inlay?</b>
The best candidate for either an onlay or inlay is someone who’s come in for a consultation. The consult allows Dr. Oleg to examine your teeth to see if there is any damage present and if so, which restorative option is best suited to your needs. Our goal is to provide you with the best care possible and a restoration that is going to last for a long time.
<b>What happens during the Onlay or Inlay process?</b>
The first step is to prep the tooth for the brand new restoration. This is done by either filing down and smoothing the crack or by removing old decay and filling material. We then take impressions of the tooth and use these to craft a brand new onlay or inlay just for you. The restoration is then placed at a second visit into the office at your own convenience. We will work to smooth and adjust how the area sits so that you’re completely comfortable.
If you believe that you’d benefit from either an onlay or an inlay, call the office today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.