Inlays And Onlays

Inlays and Onlays in Boca Raton Florida

Inlays & Onlays

When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay.

What Are They?

Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.

Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth.

How Are They applied?

Inlays and onlays require two appointments to complete the procedure. During the first visit, the filling being replaced or the damaged or decaying area of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay. To ensure proper fit and bite, an impression of the tooth is made by the dentist, and sent to a lab for fabrication. The dentist will then apply a temporary sealant on the tooth and schedule the next appointment.

At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. Dr. Gregg Weinstein will then make sure that the inlay or onlay fits correctly. If the fit is satisfactory, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and polished to a smooth finish.

Considerations

Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50 percent. As an alternative, inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. As a result, they can last from 10 to 30 years. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.

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Dr. Michael J. Gioia

Dr. Michael Gioia

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Dr. Michael Gioia’s mission statement is to provide exceptional dental care delivered expediently and professionally in a safely, comfortably and affordably. Dr. Michael Gioia has served as a cosmetic dentist in Boca Raton with his...
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Dr. Alec Forbes has always had a passion for helping patients make the best decisions for their smile, and is excited to be joining Dr. Weinstein and Dr. Gioia in bringing the latest technology and treatment options to our patients...
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Dr. Gregg Weinstein

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Dr. Weinstein has been delivering world-class general and cosmetic dentistry services to patients throughout his extensive and decorated career, and prides himself on prioritizing patients above everything else...

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