If you have a cavity, you might be considering a dental filling. But did you know you have many options other than a white filling? One of the options is dental inlays and onlays.
Unlike a white filing, dental inlays and onlays are ‘indirect restorations.’ It means they are made in the laboratory and then bonded or cemented onto your tooth. The dentist near you might recommend this option if you have an extensive cavity or a broken-down tooth.
At So Good Dental, we offer inlays and onlays in Fort Lee, NJ, as an excellent option to restore your tooth.
A dental inlay is a filling that is placed into the tooth, but it does not extend onto the cusps of the teeth. When the cusp is involved, it is called a dental onlay. Dental inlays and onlays are made up of materials such as porcelain, gold or composite resin.
A dental crown, on the other hand, covers all the surfaces of the tooth. Dental inlays and onlays are relatively less invasive compared to dental crowns.
Talk to our dentist in Fort Lee, NJ, to determine if dental inlays and onlays are the right choice for you.
The procedure is usually completed in 2-3 appointments.
The dentist will first remove any dental decay or old filling from the cavity. The tooth is then prepared and an impression is taken. This impression will be sent to the laboratory to fabricate your inlay or onlay. Once it is ready, the inlay or onlay is cemented or bonded to the tooth and bite adjustments are done.
At So Good Dental, we provide inlays and onlays near you. Talk to us today if you want to know more about inlays and onlays.