Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are lesser-known but important dental treatments. They are the perfect solution if you need a bit more than a standard filling but less than a crown. Our dental experts can place inlays and onlays, helping you keep your teeth happy and healthy.
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Why choose us for Rohnert Park inlays & onlays
At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand that despite the best oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups, decay can happen. When caught early, a simple filling is often enough. But when the decay is a little larger, an inlay or onlay is often your best course of treatment. If you suspect a cavity, only a thorough examination will Dr. Eddie Kuo be able to detect the difference.
With our cutting-edge technology, including our CBCT x-ray system, we can better detect decay and know exactly which treatment will best address your dental needs. Should you need an inlay or onlay to treat your decay, our CEREC® machine can make your inlay or onlay while you wait, eliminating the need for an outside lab and a second appointment. This allows you to have your tooth treated in one visit, without the need to come back for the permanent inlay or onlay placement. You can walk out with a healthy tooth and a beautiful smile in the same day.
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What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are similar to partial crowns or a middle ground between crowns and fillings. Inlays and onlays are a very conservative method of caring for your teeth, as you keep most of your natural dentin and enamel.
As with crowns, we can create inlays and onlays that are a custom color to match the adjacent teeth. This maximizes the aesthetics of your dental work and means that most people will not notice you have had restorative work done. Our inlays and onlays are made with nano-ceramic blocks. These are not quite as strong as full ceramic, but they are significantly stronger than composite. They last longer as well, saving you time, money, and frustration.
While inlays and onlays are commonly discussed together, they are slightly different. Inlays fit inside your teeth and are bonded to your teeth. The bonding seals the inlay in place and improves your tooth strength. Onlays are similar, but in addition to going inside the tooth, they also reach out onto your chewing surface. They are just used on back teeth and replace at least one cusp. They also have the bonding process for sealing and tooth strength.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
Stop Worrying About How to Restore Your Teeth After Cavities
While fillings are frequently a great choice for treating cavities, they are not ideal for larger ones. Using too much filling material can lead to tooth weakness and result in future problems. Some fillings may even shrink over time and do not always last a long time.
Keep Your Mouth Healthy and Strong
Inlays and onlays do not have to be noticeable, as there are now many natural-looking options, including those made from ceramic. These can match the color of your adjoining teeth, so only a careful eye can tell that it is not your natural tooth.
Our restorative dentistry services
Fillings • Cracked Tooth Repair • Crowns • Dentures • Inlays & Onlays
Our Guarantee to Excellence
Our CEREC® inlays and onlays let us complete your tooth restoration in just a single day, even letting you enjoy most foods right away. They are also long-lasting, and we promise to give you the information you need to maximize their life span.
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Call us or fill out our contact form to request an appointment at New Leaf Rohnert Park to learn more about inlays and onlays and whether they are the right treatment for you