5 SIMPLE STEPS toward making the right decision yourself. Just follow our INLAY/ONLAY DECISION GUIDE below:
Step 1 What are inlays and onlays?Inlays and onlays are dental restorations made from porcelain that are used to repair damaged teeth that are too weakened to support a dental filling, but are not so far gone that they require a dental crown.
Dental inlays are used to cover the chewing surfaces between the tooth’s cusp, while onlays are used to repair the cusps themselves.
Step 2 Am I a candidate?To determine if an inlay or onlay is the best treatment option for you, you’ll need a dental exam, x-rays and, possibly, intra-oral images to diagnose the issue and determine what’s the best course of action to resolve it.
Step 3 How are inlays and onlays made?
- First the dentist prepares the tooth.
- Once the desired amount of preparation has occurred, an impression is taken so that a permanent custom porcelain filling can be constructed by our lab technician.
- A temporary is placed to prevent any sensitivity from occurring to the tooth.
- Two weeks after the preparation the permanent porcelain restoration is cemented.
Step 4 What about cost?The cost for the inlay/onlay starts at $1306.