Call Our Team About Dental Inlays & Onlays Today
· Restore a broken or fractured tooth
· Strengthen a tooth with significant decay
· Utilize a durable restoration that preserves as much of your natural
tooth as possible
· Protect a damaged tooth from future deterioration
· Prioritize your smile!
A viable way to protect your teeth while prioritizing your oral health, at Parkstone Dental in Sherwood Park, we know that inlays and onlays offer durable, reliable protection to teeth that have experienced more significant damage or decay. They’re often made from tooth-colored porcelain materials to imbue a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing finish.
What are inlays and onlays and how are they placed?
Providing more protection than conventional amalgam or composite fillings, dental inlays fill areas within the tooth while dental onlays are used to repair one or more chewing cusps of a tooth.
During a patient’s first appointment, after the tooth is cleaned and any decay is removed, a mold will be taken of the affected tooth, which our laboratory professionals will use to create a permanent inlay or onlay. Our dentist will use composite filling material to temporarily protect the tooth, and once the permanent inlay or onlay is complete, we’ll schedule a return visit. At this point, our dentist will ensure that the fit of the completed restoration is precise, and once this has been confirmed, the inlay or onlay will be permanently bonded in place.
How long does an inlay or onlay last?
When cared for diligently with brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings in our office, both an inlay and onlay can last for many years.
Are you curious about whether a dental inlay or onlay might be an option for your smile? Call our friendly team today to arrange a consultation!