Inlays and Onlays

Thinking about inlays and onlays in Rohnert Park as a solution to moderate tooth damage?

We realize that sometimes a filling isn’t enough, yet a crown might be too much. That’s where inlays and onlays come in. They’re the perfect middle ground, expertly crafted to fit and fortify your tooth.

Keen to preserve and enhance your natural smile? Click the button below or chat with New Leaf Rohnert Park. Let’s ensure your teeth remain as strong and stunning as ever!

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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Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

During your appointment, our team can share the various benefits of inlays and onlays with you. In the meantime, the following are some of the most important advantages:
More conservative than a crown.
Maximize the preservation of your natural tooth.
Will not shrink as fillings can.
Can last as long as 20 years.
Strengthen your teeth up to 75%.
Natural appearance.
Cost-effective compared to fillings.
Only need to visit the dentist once.
Easy to care for.
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Stop Worrying About How to Restore Your Teeth After Cavities

Without treatment, your cavities can get worse. They may grow and start affecting the deeper layers of the tooth. They can also lead to infection or severe toothache, or even tooth loss.

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 offer an alternative to fillings when it comes to treating cavities. At the same time, they are still more conservative than crowns and preserve the largest portion of your natural tooth. They can even strengthen your teeth, reducing the risk of future issues, including issues with chewing and biting.

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.

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Our Guarantee to Excellence

At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we promise to always put your best interests and oral health first. We will let you know if inlays and onlays are the ideal treatment for your teeth or if something else, such as fillings or crowns, would be ideal. We promise to always be honest about your treatment options, as well as the pros and cons of each.

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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You don’t have to get a crown if a standard filling is not enough to take care of your cavity. Inlays and onlays in Rohnert Park offer a middle ground and will help you maintain a healthy set of teeth and a gorgeous smile.

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


What are inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to repair teeth with mild to moderate decay, fractures, or other damage that is too extensive for a simple filling but doesn’t require a crown. Inlays fit within the tooth’s biting surface, while onlays cover one or more of the tooth’s cusps (raised points) and can extend onto the sides of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are made from durable materials like porcelain, composite resin, or gold.

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.

What is the difference between inlays and onlays?

The main difference between inlays and onlays is the extent of tooth coverage. Inlays fit within the grooves and depressions of the tooth’s biting surface and don’t extend onto the cusps. Onlays, on the other hand, cover one or more of the tooth’s cusps and can extend onto the sides of the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are custom-made to fit your tooth precisely and are bonded to the tooth for added strength.

How is the inlay or onlay procedure done?

The inlay or onlay procedure usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will numb the area and remove any decay or damage from the tooth. They will then take an impression or digital scan of your tooth, which is sent to a dental lab where your inlay or onlay is made. Your dentist will place a temporary filling to protect your tooth while you wait for your custom restoration.

At your second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary filling and check the fit and color of your inlay or onlay. If everything looks good, they will bond the inlay or onlay to your tooth using a strong adhesive and then polish it for a smooth finish.

Are inlays and onlays painful?

The inlay and onlay procedure should not be painful, as your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth before starting the treatment. You may feel some pressure or mild discomfort during the tooth preparation, but most people don’t experience significant pain. After the inlay or onlay is placed, you might have some sensitivity or discomfort for a few days, but this should go away on its own.

How much do inlays and onlays cost?

The cost of inlays and onlays can vary depending on the material used and where you live. On average, inlays and onlays can cost between $650 and $1,200 per tooth. Porcelain and gold inlays and onlays tend to be more expensive than those made from composite resin. Many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of inlays and onlays, so be sure to check with your insurance provider and dentist to find out how much your treatment will cost.

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