Inlays and onlays are types of indirect dental restorations that are used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. They are often used as an alternative to traditional fillings when a tooth has a large cavity or other damage that cannot be repaired with a filling alone.

Inlays and onlays are similar in many ways, but they differ in the extent of coverage they provide for the damaged tooth. Inlays are designed to fit into the grooves or depressions on the chewing surface of a tooth, while onlays are designed to cover the chewing surface of the tooth as well as one or more of its cusps (the raised points on the surface of the tooth).

Both inlays and onlays are typically made of durable materials such as ceramic or porcelain, which are custom-made in a dental laboratory to fit the exact contours of the damaged tooth. They are then bonded to the tooth with a special adhesive, which helps to strengthen and protect the tooth from further damage.

The process of getting an inlay or onlay typically requires two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged material and taking an impression of the tooth to send to the dental lab. The dentist will then place a temporary filling on the tooth to protect it until the permanent restoration is ready.

At the second visit, the temporary filling will be removed and the permanent inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth. The dentist will then check the fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the restoration fits properly and does not interfere with the patient's bite.

Inlays and onlays offer several advantages over traditional fillings, including greater durability, better aesthetics, and the ability to preserve more of the natural tooth structure. They are also more resistant to staining and wear, making them a good option for patients who want a long-lasting restoration that will maintain its appearance over time.

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth and are considering an inlay or onlay as a restoration option, talk to your dentist to see if this treatment is right for you.

Inlays and onlays can range in cost depending on what materials are used, and where you're located. They can range from $700-$1500 per tooth. Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost of dental inlays and onlays, depending on the individual policy. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine their coverage and out-of-pocket costs. If not covered by insurance we offer financing through third-parties that can be used for inlays and onlays and any other dental work needed.

Find a reputable dentist, consult with the doctor, and discuss your treatment plan and all associated costs. A benefit of choosing 1st Choice Dental Centers for your inlays and onlays is that we offer most, if not all, of the services needed to achieve your ideal smile under one roof!

If you're interested in an inlay or onlay, please give us a call at 678-293-8773 to discuss your options today!


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