Dental Inlays & Onlays in
Vacaville, CA

Sometimes a cavity or other dental damage is too large to treat with a traditional filling. In these cases, we may recommend an inlay or onlay.

Inlays and Onlays

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect fillings. They are often used in the case of damage that is too great to be restored with a traditional filling, but a full dental crown is not necessary. They аrе usually made using mаtеriаlѕ ѕuсh as gоld, tooth-colored соmроѕitе rеѕin (a mixturе оf рlаѕtiс аnd glass) or сеrаmiс. When cared for properly, these restorations can last fоr many years.

How do Inlays on Onlays Differ from Traditional Fillings?

Fillings are created directly on the surface of the tooth. An inlay or onlay is custom-made outside of the mouth and then bonded to the damaged area. Inlays and onlays typically take two appointments to place. First, the decay is removed, and then impressions are taken. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where your restoration will be created. You will get a temporary filling until your next visit. When you return, your new custom-made restoration will be cemented onto the tooth, and then polished for a natural look.

An inlay is used when the damage is confined to the center of the chewing surface between the points. On onlay will be placed when the damage goes over at least one point of the tooth.

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