If you’re looking for quality dental care in Quincy, MA, come to Quincy Dental Associates. We provide a broad range of restorative procedures, including the creation of inlays and onlays, to protect your teeth.
Inlays and onlays could be considered more advanced versions of the traditional filling. Inlays and onlays are made of a hard material like amalgam, gold, or tooth-colored composite resin. It is molded to fit inside of a tooth that has experienced enough decay to cause a cavity and significant damage to the enamel. After it has been made, the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth, filling the gap and helping to protect the interior soft pulp and tissue.
An inlay is meant just to fill the tooth and often doesn’t cover much of the crown along the cusps. An onlay, on the other hand, is intended for a patient who has experienced more severe tooth decay. It fits inside of the tooth but also along the surface, replacing a damaged cusp to provide a new chewing surface.
At Quincy Dental Associates in Quincy, MA, we use the latest technology and a relaxing environment to make the process of getting an inlay or onlay as comfortable as possible. The first step will always be having an initial appointment with our dentist, who will perform a thorough visual and tactile exam of the tooth in question. Decay is then cleaned out of the tooth, and the enamel is sanitized to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Afterward, our dentist will make a small mold of the tooth to create the inlay or onlay. This is sent to our state-of-the-art dental lab, which makes your new additive. After two weeks, the inlay or onlay is ready and can be placed on your tooth.
Many people have traditional fillings, but they are not as durable or effective as a proper inlay or onlay. Unlike regular fillings, an inlay or onlay is not susceptible to decay and does a better job of preventing bacteria from entering the tooth. It is a great long-term solution for previously damaged teeth. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
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