Identified somewhere between a dental filling and a full crown, inlays and onlays can uniquely treat a damaged tooth. Used on the back teeth, an inlay covers the indented middle of a tooth and onlays cover the tooth's upper, rounded edges. Like dental crowns and fillings, onlays and inlays can be created by several materials — porcelain, composite resin, and metal. Board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Wong can help Frisco, TX patients understand tooth-colored fillings, crowns, onlays, and inlays before they make the ideal decision about treating their teeth at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A.
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An onlay or inlay is a fantastic option when you've got a chipped tooth or a cavity that's too big to get a filling but does not require the entire protection of a crown. In your dental exam, one of our trained dentists can utilize your x-rays to determine the ideal procedure to meet your needs. When an onlay or inlay is chosen, they will explain accessible materials, which will best meet your requirements. You could even talk about whether you'd like a direct restoration (an onlay or inlay created in our office using CEREC technology as you wait) versus an indirect restoration created in a dental lab.
What To Expect
After applying numbing cream or local anesthesia to the needed areas, your dentist will begin with cleaning out regions of decay. Other techniques of sedation may be used in case you have stress or a powerful gag reflex. When the enamel is cleaned, impressions will be produced from your tooth. If you're getting a restoration made in a lab, a temporary cover will be set until your onlay or inlay is prepared. As soon as your onlay or inlay is prepared, your dentist will carefully set then bond the onlay or inlay on your tooth. They will polish the borders or fix the fit so that your tooth is suitably coated and it feels right.
If just local anesthesia has been used, you will be able to depart following your appointment to get back to your regular activities. You might experience temporary discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity for several days once your onlay or inlay is put on. Please call Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. if you experience any issues following your treatment. Your onlay or inlay needs to be taken care of like your own teeth, using daily flossing and brushing. You need to schedule yearly dental examinations and twice yearly cleanings at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. so we can evaluate the wear and health of the onlay or inlay. With good maintenance, your onlay or inlay ought to last for several years until it has to be mended or replaced.
Onlays and inlays are a frequent procedure for dental cavities and other problems, so it's generally paid in part by insurance. We can talk to your insurer to ascertain your particular policy prior to figuring out your personal expenses. We can also personalize your procedure with restoration materials to match your budget and needs. In consultative appointment, we will discuss price quotes and payments we take, such as low-cost medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore with Inlays and Onlays
It is important to take care of a damaged or decayed tooth before it creates a more significant issue. Find out more about onlays and inlays to renew the well-being of your mouth by making an appointment at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. in Frisco, TX. Dr. Wong along with his team can help revive your oral health using the very best remedy for your requirements.