Inlays and Onlays

Welcome to Holmes Dental, your trusted family dental practice committed to providing comprehensive dental care. In this section, we will explore inlays and onlays, two restorative dental treatments that offer precision and durability in restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Our skilled dental team utilizes advanced techniques and materials to create custom inlays and onlays that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and enhance your oral health.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations that are used to repair moderately damaged or decayed teeth. Inlays are used to repair the central portion of a tooth, while onlays are used when the damage extends to the cusps. These restorations provide numerous benefits, including a conservative approach to tooth preservation, durability, and the ability to provide strength and natural aesthetics.

Advantages of Inlays and Onlays

Choosing inlays and onlays for tooth restoration offers several advantages. Firstly, they require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, preserving the integrity of the tooth. Secondly, inlays and onlays are made from strong materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, providing long-lasting durability and stability. Additionally, the materials used for inlays and onlays can be color-matched to your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and aesthetically pleasing restoration. Lastly, inlays and onlays are custom-made to ensure a precise fit and optimal function.

The Inlays and Onlays Procedure

At Holmes Dental, the process of getting inlays and onlays involves several steps. It begins with an initial consultation and examination, during which our dental team will evaluate your specific case and determine if inlays or onlays are the appropriate treatment for your tooth. 

If deemed suitable, the affected tooth will be prepared by removing any decay or damaged areas. An impression of your tooth will then be taken to create a custom-fit inlay or onlay. While the final restoration is being fabricated, a temporary restoration may be placed to protect the tooth. Once the custom inlay or onlay is ready, it will be bonded to the tooth using high-quality dental adhesives.

Caring for Inlays and Onlays

Proper care and maintenance are essential for the longevity and optimal condition of your inlays and onlays. It is important to practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using antimicrobial mouthwash to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Additionally, it is advisable to avoid biting on hard objects that could damage the restoration. 

Regular dental visits to Holmes Dental for routine check-ups and professional cleanings are also recommended to ensure the ongoing health of your inlays and onlays.

Are Inlays and Onlays Right for You?

If you have moderately damaged or decayed teeth, inlays and onlays may be the right choice for you. During a consultation at Holmes Dental, our experienced dental team will evaluate your tooth and recommend the most suitable treatment option based on your specific needs and oral health goals. We encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss your dental concerns and explore the benefits of inlays and onlays for restoring your teeth.

Schedule a Consultation for Inlays and Onlays

At Holmes Dental, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. Our dental team specializes in providing customized inlays and onlays that restore damaged or decayed teeth with precision and durability. If you’re considering inlays and onlays as a solution for your dental needs, schedule a consultation with us today. 

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