Restorative dentistry includes many services designed to preserve your natural teeth and protect them from further damage. One of the treatments most useful in restorative dentistry is getting inlays and onlays placed at our Randolph, MA office.
Inlays and onlays near you are available at Randolph Dental Group, where our expert dentists will have perfectly crafted fillings permanently bonded to your mildly damaged teeth in order to prevent more damage from occurring.
Whether it’s an inlay or an onlay you’re receiving, both are hand-crafted in our state-of-the-art laboratory for a fit that feels completely natural. The material from which dental inlays and onlays can be crafted is up to you, from gold inlays and onlays to composite resin, porcelain, or ceramic that can be color-matched to your teeth, the choice is up to you.
Like a standard filling, a dental inlay fits inside the cusps of the tooth—the pointed corners on the chewing surfaces. Dental inlays are permanently bonded to the natural tooth, making for a stronger, more durable result than a traditional filling.
Just like a dental inlay, dental onlays are permanently bonded to the original tooth. The major difference between an inlay and an onlay is that the onlay extends further than an inlay, covering more of the tooth, including the cusps.
Both dental inlays and onlays at Randolph Dental Group are used to replace old fillings. This is typically done with an injection of local anesthesia that effectively numbs the area, making our Randolph, MA area patients feel more comfortable with any procedure.
After the old filling is removed and the area is cleaned and prepared, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth. The mold created by the impression gets forwarded to our dental lab, where your inlay or onlay will be crafted. This usually takes about a week.
In the meantime, your dentist will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth while your permanent inlay or onlay is made. Once it’s ready and has been delivered to our office, you will come in for the bonding.
Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and bond your inlay or onlay to your tooth with dental-grade cement. Schedule your appointment now!