INLAYS & ONLAYS BEVERLY HILLS & HOLLYWOOD CA
At TruGLO Modern Dental, we believe that everyone deserves a bright, beautiful smile. When your teeth get damaged, we strive to preserve them in the best way possible. One way we do this is through inlays and, in some cases, onlays. This is a great treatment option when your teeth need more than a filling but not a dental crown.
WHAT ARE INLAYS?
Inlays are a type of partial crown. On your tooth’s biting surface, there are peaks and valleys. When the partial crown is placed in the valleys, it’s called an inlay.
WHAT ARE ONLAYS?
When your dentist places the partial crown on the peaks or cusps of your tooth, it’s called an onlay.
IS THE INLAY ONLAY PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
With advances in dental pain management combined with the experience of our top-rated dentist, the days of painful procedures are a thing of the past. Expect to feel little to no pain or discomfort during your treatment. During the procedure, we will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area. At TruGLO Modern Dental, we want all patients to have a comfortable dental treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Both patients and dentists prefer inlays and onlays for the various benefits they provide, including:
- Additional strength, reinforcement, and structural support to the treated tooth
- Improved tooth durability allowing for more chewing pressure
- Minimal enamel removal
- Seamless blend in color to other surrounding teeth
- Fast treatment times, many only requiring one appointment
- Can help restore a previous or failing dental filling
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS TO ONLAY AND INLAY?
Inlay and onlays are both very safe and effective treatments. Both procedures have very few risks and complications. Very rarely, some patients may experience:
- An allergic reaction to the inlay or onlay
- An allergic reaction to the local anesthesia
- Tooth decaying from a damaged sealant
- Minor mouth and gum injuries
- Heat and cold sensitivity
At our practice, our trusted and reliable dentist Dr. Kalasho will go over a benefit-risk analysis. We want all patients to be well informed when making decisions about their oral health.
ARE INLAYS AND ONLAYS A PERMANENT FIX?
Both inlays and onlays are known for their durability. With proper care and maintenance, your new restorations can last decades. Most inlays and onlays are made from solid materials that will last up to 30 years if cared for properly.
If you’re currently having teeth issues, an inlay or onlay can help resolve it. Don’t wait! Contact TruGLO Modern Dental to schedule an appointment here. After all, you truly deserve a bright, beautiful smile.