Inlays & Onlays

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Inlays & Onlays

When more than half of a tooth's biting surface is damaged, a filling may not be enough to restore the tooth, while a crown might be excessive. Here's where inlays and onlays come in, providing a middle-ground solution that can restore your tooth's anatomy and protect it from further damage.

Teeth with metal and porcelain inlays and onlays

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are crafted from materials like porcelain, gold, or composite resin, and they're specifically designed to repair damaged teeth. An inlay is like a filling, tightly placed within the tips of the tooth, while onlays cover a larger portion of the tooth's surface.

Although gold was a common choice in the past, porcelain has been gaining popularity for its strength and ability to blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color.

Inlays and onlays are directly attached to the tooth using strong resins, making a tooth 75% stronger. Therefore, they often last 10 to 30 years, providing long-lasting protection and support for your tooth.

Benefits of Getting Inlays and Onlays

  • Enhanced tooth strength
  • Durability
  • Increased protection of tooth enamel
  • Preservation of natural tooth structure
  • Restored tooth functionality
  • Aesthetically pleasing results
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Customizable material options

How Do We Apply Inlays and Onlays?

Dr. Jenkins follows a simple two-appointment process to ensure the perfect fit and longevity of your inlays and onlays. During your initial visit, Dr. Jenkins carefully removes any damaged or decayed areas of your tooth or an old filling that needs replacement. To create a customized restoration, he takes an impression of your tooth to make a personalized inlay or onlay. In the meantime, he will apply a temporary sealant to your tooth until your next appointment.

At your follow-up visit, Dr. Jenkins removes the temporary sealant and checks the fit of your newly crafted inlay or onlay. Once satisfied with the fit, Dr. Jenkins uses a strong resin to bond the restoration securely to your tooth.

By following this meticulous process, Dr. Jenkins ensures that your inlays and onlays are precisely fitted, comfortably sealed, and beautifully finished for long-lasting dental health and aesthetics.

Say Goodbye to Your Dental Concerns with Inlays and Onlays!

Upgrade your smile with our exceptional inlays and onlays. Trust Dr. Jenkins for expert dental restorations that provide long-lasting strength and enhance the natural beauty of your teeth. Schedule your appointment today!