What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are custom-made dental restorations that are used to repair teeth with moderate to extensive damage or decay. They are crafted from high-quality materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, to match the color and contour of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and long-lasting restoration.

At Dublin Corners Dental, we believe in providing our patients with the most advanced and effective dental treatments. If you have damaged or decayed teeth, our inlay/onlay treatment offers a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution to restore your smile’s strength and beauty. 

  • Inlays: Inlays are used when the tooth’s structure is compromised within the cusps (the raised points on the biting surface). They fit precisely within the grooves, restoring the tooth’s natural shape and function.
  • Onlays: Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering a larger portion of the tooth’s biting surface. They extend over one or more cusps, providing comprehensive restoration for teeth with significant damage or decay.

When are Inlays/Onlays Recommended?

  1. Teeth have Moderate Decay: Inlays/onlays are ideal for repairing teeth with decay that is too extensive for fillings but not extensive enough to require a dental crown.
  2. Teeth have Fractures or Damage: Cracked, fractured, or damaged teeth can be effectively restored with inlays/onlays to prevent further deterioration.
  3. Large Fillings Need Replacement: Inlays/onlays are a durable and conservative alternative to replacing large or failing fillings.
  4. Cosmetic Enhancement: Inlays/onlays can improve the aesthetics of teeth with discoloration or other imperfections.

The Inlay/Onlay Treatment Process:

Our meticulous dental team ensures a comfortable and precise inlay/onlay treatment experience:

  1. Comprehensive Examination: During your initial visit, we thoroughly assess the condition of your teeth and discuss the best treatment options for you.
  2. Tooth Preparation: We remove any decay or damaged portions of the tooth, ensuring a stable foundation for the inlay/onlay.
  3. Digital Scanning: Precise scans of your teeth are taken to create custom inlays/onlays that fit perfectly with your bite and align harmoniously with your smile.
  4. Temporary Restoration: While your permanent inlay/onlay is being fabricated in the dental laboratory, we place a temporary restoration to protect your prepared tooth.
  5. Final Placement: Once your custom inlay/onlay is ready, we ensure its ideal fit, aesthetics, and functionality before permanently bonding it to your tooth.

Benefits of Inlay/Onlay Treatment:

  • Preservation of Healthy Tooth Structure: Inlays/onlays require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, preserving the strength of your natural teeth.
  • Durable and Long-Lasting: Crafted from high-quality materials, inlays/onlays are designed to withstand the daily demands of your mouth, providing long-term benefits.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Inlays/onlays blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, enhancing your smile’s appearance.
  • Strong and Functional: Inlays/onlays restore the strength and functionality of your teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, and speak with ease.

Revitalize Your Smile Today

At Dublin Corners Dental, we take pride in delivering exceptional inlay/onlay treatments to our patients. With our commitment to precision and patient satisfaction, we strive to exceed your expectations and provide you with a smile that exudes both beauty and durability.

If you have damaged or decayed teeth or wish to enhance the aesthetics of your smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Discover how inlay/onlay treatment can strengthen and beautify your smile, improving your overall oral health and boosting your self-confidence. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving the smile of your dreams with our exceptional dental restoration services.


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