Dental Inlays & Onlays

At Lexington Heights Dental, we offer dental inlays and onlays as a conservative and effective solution for restoring teeth that have been damaged or decayed. Ideal for situations where a full crown is not necessary, inlays and onlays provide a durable and aesthetic restoration, preserving as much of your natural tooth as possible.

Understanding Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are custom-made fillings used to repair teeth with moderate decay or damage. Inlays fit within the cusps (top projections) of a tooth, while onlays cover one or more cusps. They can be made of various materials, including porcelain, composite resin and sometimes gold, offering a strong, long-lasting and natural-looking repair.

The Process of Dental Inlays and Onlays

The treatment process for inlays and onlays at our office involves several steps carried out with great precision and care. Initially, our dentists will prepare the damaged tooth by removing any decay or old fillings. We then take an impression of the tooth, which is sent to a dental lab where your custom inlay or onlay is created. In the meantime, a temporary restoration may be placed. Once your inlay or onlay is ready, it is carefully fitted, adjusted and bonded to the tooth, then polished to ensure a smooth and natural fit.

Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays

  • Natural Appearance: They blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Durability: Stronger and longer lasting than regular fillings.
  • Tooth Preservation: Less invasive than crowns, preserving more of your natural tooth.
  • Custom Fit: Precisely made to fit your tooth and bite comfortably.
  • Improved Oral Health: Help to restore and maintain the integrity of the tooth.

Restore Your Smile with Precision

Call us today at 801-756-2006 to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Lohner, Dr. James Standring or Dr. Latecia Miller and learn more about dental inlays and onlays in Cedar Hills, Utah.

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