When a tooth suffers immense damage and isn’t treatable with simple filling material or is too extensive for a full crown, inlays and onlays are the best options.
At Silverlake Smiles, we pride ourselves on being the go-to dental clinic for premium inlays and onlays in Silverlake, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and Frogtown. Inlays and onlays are excellent solutions to seal areas of unpleasant tooth decay and restore wear and tear.
So, are you ready to restore your smile and bring back your confidence? Let the Silverlake Smiles team take care of your teeth.
How Do Inlays and Onlays Work?
Getting an inlay or onlay is similar to placing a dental crown, with one vital difference – we will remove less of your natural tooth structure. When getting conventional dental crowns, your teeth undergo severe reshaping to fit the covering.
However, at Silverlake Smiles, our goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible.
- We will numb the tooth and surrounding area using a local anesthetic
- We will remove the decay and inspect the remaining tooth structure
- Our dentist will make a tooth impression and send it to the laboratory
- Based on the impression, we will create your inlay or onlay
- Choose tooth-colored ceramic or composite resin for the final restoration
- We will attach a temporary filling to protect your tooth until the permanent inlay or onlay is ready
- During the second visit, we will attach the inlay or onlay to your tooth using composite material or permanent cement
Both an inlay and an onlay will cover your tooth imperfection. In addition, inlays and onlays require no greater hygiene or care than any other tooth, so rest assured that you will enjoy stress-free maintenance.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
At Silverlake Smiles, our priority is for every patient to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Our qualified and trained dentists go above and beyond to ensure you have a positive experience and leave our clinic with a bright smile. Considering that inlays and onlays are alternatives to dental crowns, they provide similar benefits, including:
- Bond well with your teeth
- Ensure an easy and superior fit
- With regular and proper maintenance, the filling won’t discolor over time
- Onlays provide full coverage for the biting surface
- Inlays are a suitable option for filling a larger area of damage within your tooth
- Both inlays and onlays ensure additional support and strength for your affected tooth
- They blend well with your natural tooth shade and color
Call Silverlake Smiles and Schedule Your Appointment
Are you tired of living with tooth damage or extensive decay? Are you looking for easy and fast dental solutions?
At Silverlake Smiles, we can offer you the best dental options for your problem, from restorative dental crowns to premium inlays and onlays. We are looking forward to serving new patients and evaluating your oral health to determine whether an inlay or onlay might be a suitable option.
Call Silverlake Smiles at (213) 631-7799 to talk with our team and learn more about the benefits of inlays and onlays for restoring your smile