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Inlays & Onlays

INLAYS & ONLAYS
​INLAYS & ONLAYS

Inlays & Onlays

Though traditional dental fillings are a great option for patients with minor tooth decay, what are the options for restoring a tooth with significant damage? Inlays and Onlays, also known as indirect fillings, are a wonderful option of restoring a tooth with significant decay; they preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure compared to a crown, and compared to a large filling they can actually strengthen the tooth!

​Large fillings will actually weaken a tooth’s structure, greatly increasing the risk of the tooth breaking, cracking, and eventually requiring extensive restorative treatment such as root canal therapy. And if a good amount of healthy tooth structure is still intact, a crown would needlessly require a large amount of the tooth to be removed.

Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
​INLAYS & ONLAYS

Difference between Inlays and Onlays

What is the difference between Inlays and Onlays? Simply put, inlays fit “in” the tooth while onlays fit “on” the tooth; inlays fill the space in between a tooth’s cusps (biting surfaces), while onlays, required for more extensively damaged teeth, spread over the cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth.

Lancaster Family Cosmetic Dentistry of Salem, OR 97301 Dental Implants Dentist -  Dental Checkup, Cleaning & Examinations, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Bridges, Restorations, Veneers & Laminates, Bonding, Fillings, Bridge, Dentures, Partial Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Sinus Lift, Smile Makeover, Tooth Extractions, Kid Friendly Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Oral Cancer Screenings, Fluoride Treatments, Sedation, Root Canal Therapy, Frenectomy, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Night Guards
​INLAYS & ONLAYS

The Procedure

Unlike traditional fillings which are placed in one visit, inlays and onlays typically require two visits. During the first visit, we will take an impression of the tooth, which will be sent to a dental lab to create the inlay or onlay, and a temporary filling material will be placed on the tooth. During the second visit, the temporary filling will be removed and the custom-made indirect filling will be cemented into place, resulting in a strong, stable and natural-looking restored tooth.

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