When decay affects the chewing surface of a molar, a filling may be insufficient to restore the tooth.
If the damage is not extensive enough to warrant a crown, an inlay or onlay may be the best solution.
What makes these restorations special?
FOR DAMAGED TEETH
When will a dentist recommend an inlay or onlay?
Will Insurance Cover
AN INLAY OR ONLAY?
During the Procedure, Your Dentist Will...
Your dentist will simply remove any compromised tissue before placing the restoration.
Numb the Tooth
Administer a local anesthetic to numb the area for a more comfortable experience
Clear Out Decay
Remove compromised tissue to eliminate all damaged areas and bacteria
Clean the Area
Thoroughly clean and dry the tooth to ensure that no bacteria are trapped underneath the restoration
Take impressions of the tooth, which will serve as the basis of the customized restoration
Check the fit of the restoration to ensure your bite is balanced and comfortable
Bond the inlay or onlay to your tooth, restoring function and aesthetics
What else can you tell me about this treatment?
A One-Visit Procedure
Simple Care for a
Do I need an inlay or onlay?
A Doctor Can Find the Right Solution
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Are you looking for a dental practice you can trust to provide high-quality care? Our office is regularly rated five stars for the professional and friendly care we provide to our patients. To meet with one of our dentists and start your dental crown process, fill out our online form to request your consultation. You can also contact us by calling our office, serving Cary and Raleigh, NC, at:
- American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
- Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
- International Team for Implantology (ITI)