If you have suffered a tooth injury that is too large to repair with a simple filling, you may qualify for an inlay or onlay procedure. Our professional restorative dentistry staff can provide you with the inlays and onlays FAQs that you need to be more assured of the procedure. Our dentists in Forest Glen are happy to provide inlays and onlays FAQs that can be followed up with a consultation.
Inlays and onlays are customized fillings that are created in a dental laboratory and sent to the office to be applied to the patient’s tooth. It is set into the tooth to fill in an area that has been lost, broken, damaged, or chipped. Inlays and onlays can cover large or small areas. If it fits in between the cusps of a molar or premolar, it is an inlay. If it needs to cover more than just the cusps, it would be an onlay.
The procedure of applying inlays and onlays is like a crown or bridge procedure, and requires more than one appointment at your Forest Glen dentistry. In some cases, part of your tooth may need to be removed first for an inlay or an onlay to be set. Afterward, your restorative dentist takes a mold of the tooth and sends it to a laboratory for the inlays and onlays to be created. A second appointment is made when the inlays or onlays are ready to be applied. Anesthesia is usually required, and numbing takes several hours to wear off. After the inlays and onlays are set, the procedure is complete.
After the anesthesia has worn off, you can care for your inlays and onlays like you would a filling or a crown. Brush gently, and often to maintain hygiene. Schedule periodic checkups at our office so restorative dentists can check the back of your teeth for repair. Assess the risks and benefits of inlays and onlays using this inlays and onlays FAQs.
Contact our Forest Glen office of Doctor Harold Krinsky to schedule an appointment and consultation. Using our inlays and onlays FAQs, our dentists can help you get the information you need to be confident in an inlays and onlays procedure. Schedule follow ups with us to ensure you are on the right track to achieving dental hygiene.