Dental Inlays & Onlays

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Dr. Nate Chertok and Dr. Brian Aguirre may recommend a dental inlay or onlay if your teeth sustain damage. This conservative restoration works to give you back a strong, healthy smile while also preserving your natural tooth structure.

What Are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are types of restorative treatments used to repair teeth that have mild to moderate decay, or teeth that have sustained enough damage to require support but not extensive enough to need a full crown. These procedures are highly favored for their precision and for preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible. Inlays fit within the biting surface between the cusps (pointed ends) of a tooth, while onlays cover one or more cusps or the entire biting surface. They can be made of various materials, including porcelain, composite resin and gold, with porcelain being popular for its aesthetic appeal and compatibility with the body.

The Inlay and Onlay Process

The process for receiving inlays or onlays typically requires two dental visits. During the first visit, the decay or damage is removed, and an impression of the tooth is taken to create a precise mold for the inlay or onlay. A temporary sealant is applied to protect the tooth until the next appointment. At the second visit, the temporary sealant is removed and the inlay or onlay is carefully fitted and then bonded to the tooth with a high-strength resin adhesive. Finally, it is polished to ensure a smooth and natural feel.

Here at Cherry Creek Restorative Dentistry, we use advanced CAD/CAM technology and a state-of-the-art in-house dental lab, which may make it possible for us to complete your inlays and onlays more quickly. Our prosthodontists will discuss the timeline of your treatment with you during your initial consultation.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Benefits of inlays and onlays include:

  • A custom-made restoration fitted to the exact specifications of the tooth, resulting in a superior fit and aesthetic appearance.
  • Preservation of the natural tooth structure, which is beneficial to long-term dental health.
  • A highly durable restoration – inlays and onlays are more durable than regular dental fillings, and have been known to last up to 30 years with proper care. The materials used for inlays and onlays are also more resistant to staining and wear.
  • Strengthening and supporting weakened teeth to improve their resilience and functionality.

Make An Appointment

Call Cherry Creek Restorative Dentistry at 720-792-8227 today to schedule an appointment with our prosthodontists and learn more about how dental inlays and onlays in Denver, Colorado, can benefit you.

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Dr. Chertok, Dr. Aguirre, Dr. Chai, Dr. Luter and our team are committed to helping you achieve a confident, healthy and beautiful smile. Your health, smile and well-being are our highest priorities, and we offer the full scope of prosthodontic and oral surgery procedures to meet your unique needs. We invite you to call Cherry Creek Restorative Dentistry today to schedule your personal consultation and learn how comprehensive specialty dental care in Denver, Colorado, can benefit you!

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