Dental Inlays and Onlays in New York, NY

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What are inlays and onlays?

Classified somewhere between a regular filling and a full crown, inlays and onlays can restore a damaged tooth. Used on molars and premolars, an inlay covers the indented center of a tooth while an onlay covers the rounded, upper edges of a tooth. Like dental crowns and fillings, inlays and onlays can be made in a variety of materials — composite resin, porcelain, and metal. Our team at Madison Avenue Dentists can help New York, NY patients better understand tooth-colored fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays so they can make the best choice about how to treat their teeth.

Who is a good candidate for a dental inlay or onlay?

An onlay or inlay is a good option if you have a cracked tooth or a large cavity that is too big to get filled but doesn't need the complete coverage of a crown. At your dental exam, our team at Madison Avenue Dentists may examine your digital x-rays to pick the best treatment for your tooth. If an onlay or inlay is selected, we will discuss the available materials that will best fit your requirements. You could also talk about whether you'd prefer a direct restoration (an inlay or onlay made at our office with CEREC technology while you wait) or an indirect restoration created in a dental lab. Contact our New York, NY facility for more information.

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What is recovery from indirect fillings like?

If just local anesthesia was used, you will be able to leave following your procedure and return to your normal activities. You may experience mild discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity for a couple of days once your onlay or inlay is placed. Please call Madison Avenue Dentists in the event you have any concerns after your procedure. Your inlay or onlay should be cleaned just like your own teeth using daily brushing and flossing. You should schedule annual dental examinations and twice-yearly cleanings in our New York, NY office so we can evaluate the wear and health of your inlay or onlay over time. With appropriate maintenance, it should last for several years before a repair or replacement is necessary.

Preserve and protect your smile

Regardless of whether you pick an onlay or inlay, porcelain or metal, direct or indirect, it is important to take care of a decayed or damaged tooth before it turns into a debilitating and costly problem. Find out more about dental inlays and onlays to restore your mouth by scheduling a consultation at Madison Avenue Dentists in New York, NY. Our dental team will help improve your smile with the very best treatment for your requirements.

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