How are Inlays and Onlays done?

During the patient’s first visit, the Dentist will prepare the patient’s tooth, and it will include the removal of the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. The dentist will only remove as little tooth structure as possible for the restoration. The patient doesn’t have to worry about the pain that the dentist will be getting during the procedure because anesthesia will be injected to the area before the tooth will be removed by dental devices such as drill, dental laser or air-abrasion device.

After getting a mold or an impression of the damaged tooth, it will be sent off to the dental laboratory, where dental inlay or onlay is created. On the patient’s second visit, the temporary restoration will now be removed and ensure that the Inlays and Onlays fit correctly. The dentist now will bond the inlay or onlay that fits perfectly to the tooth with a durable resin adhesive. The final part of the inlays and onlays treatment are polishing the teeth to ensure a smooth and aesthetically satisfying finish.

How do Inlays and Onlays differ?

There is no significant difference between dental inlays and dental onlays. While dental inlays in between the cusps, dental onlays covers one or more cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth.

What are the materials used for Inlays and Onlays?

The most expensive type of Inlays and Onlays are those that are made of gold and porcelain while Inlays and Onlays are made of composite resin may be a good option for people with misaligned bite.

Restore and strengthen your teeth through Inlays and Onlays in St. Charles, IL. Book your appointment with us. We are located at 2019 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL 60175.