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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays


Sometimes no matter what you do, your teeth will get damaged and it will require some restoration procedure from your dentist. It doesn’t matter if you brush and floss your teeth regularly.

Even if you get professional teeth cleaning every 6 months damage is still inevitable. While these things delay the onset of problems, they won’t always prevent them completely. But at least when you visit Optima Dental, you will be given a number of options to solve your dental problems. Among these are inlays and onlays.

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

You don’t always need a full crown to cover your damaged teeth. Sometimes a partial crown such as an inlay or an onlay will suffice. An inlay is a partial crown that’s used when the cusps of the tooth are undamaged, and it can be placed on your tooth. But if the damage to the tooth is more extensive, then an onlay will have to be used.

How Are Inlays and Inlays Fitted?

When you visit our clinic in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we will first examine your teeth carefully to see the extent of the damage. We can then begin the restoration process after the damage has been evaluated and the restoration option has been decided.

With inlays and onlays, we begin by removing the decayed part of the teeth. Once these are removed and cleaned, we then make an impression of your teeth which we take back to the lab. That impression is used to help create an inlay or an onlay that will fit perfectly. We make the inlay or onlay from a composite resin, porcelain, or even gold.

After your first visit, we place a temporary inlay / onlay on your damaged tooth. You’ll then need to wait 2 to 3 weeks until the partial crown is made. On your next visit to Optima Dental, we will place the inlay or onlay on your teeth, and secure its position with dental cement.

Benefits and Uses

The inlay or onlay makes your teeth stronger, and it helps prevent further damage to your teeth. We mold it to restore your teeth to a better shape. With this partial crown, you won’t have to immediately get a more expensive and time-consuming restoration option.

Your teeth will also function better, which means you can chew your food with improved efficiency. And what’s more, you can smile confidently knowing that the decayed parts of your teeth have been replaced by an inlay or onlay. At Optima Dental, we can make sure that the partial crown on your tooth looks so natural no one can tell the difference.

If you have any damage to your teeth, give us a call at (770) 962-4322. We can schedule an appointment for you so that we can examine the extent of the damage and determine the proper restoration option. At Optima Dental, you always have an affordable option to improve your smile and keep your teeth healthy and strong.

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