Inlays and Onlays
in Dumfries and Woodbridge, Virginia

Dentist Shares the Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays in Dumfries and Woodbridge, Virginia

Dental inlays and onlays are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns. They are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay, or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown. Porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes gold can be used to create inlays and onlays. Inlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material is limited to the center of the tooth, while onlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material can extend further to one or more cusps of the tooth.

What are the benefits of inlays and onlays?

  • Natural look: Inlays and onlays have a natural tooth color that makes them virtually invisible compared to metal fillings.
  • Great fit: Inlays and onlays will not expand or contract based on temperature like metal fillings.
  • Longevity: Inlays and onlays can last up to thirty years, longer than any other type of filling.
  • Minimal tooth structure removed: Inlays and onlays require the minimal removal of a tooth’s surface, helping to preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas.

How it’s done

Typically, two visits are required for the placements of inlays and onlays. In the first visit, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth, which will be sent to a lab to create the permanent inlay or onlay. Before you leave, he will fit your tooth with a temporary inlay / onlay to keep the tooth protected between visits. During your second visit, your 22026 dentist will remove the temporary protective material and fit your tooth with the permanent inlay or onlay received from the lab.

If you have any questions, please call Prince William Family Dental today our Dumfries office at (703) 372-0697 or our Woodbridge office at (703) 372-0790.

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