Dental Inlays and Onlays

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are types of dental crowns. The inlay or the onlay uses an existing tooth as a base to solidify itself to. In the event that something happens, inlays or onlays provides your teeth strength and durability. Specifically, an inlay is placed inside the cup of the tooth, which is similar to that of a composite filling. This can help give strength to the entirety of the tooth, as well as help patients avoid serious pain that can have from an exposed tooth. Onlays, on the other hand, requires more reconstruction of the tooth, as the material will extend over the tooth itself. If your tooth has been damaged due to decay or being broken, then an onlay can help add strength to it.

In the past, gold and silver have been the common material used for inlays and onlays. However, you now have the option of getting porcelain, which is more physically appealing and stronger material. Dr. Nicholas Pile at Element Dental can help you decide on whether you need an inlay or an onlay, as well as what color might be best for you.

What Are The Benefit Inlays or Onlays?

Having broken or chipped teeth can be incredibly painful. By getting the protection and durability that inlays and onlays provide, you can once again go through life without having the pain that will come through a broken tooth. Because Dr. Pile pays excellent care and diligence to his patients, you can rest assured knowing that your tooth will be repaired in a way that will last for many years to come.

When Should I Consider an Inlay or Onlay?

If you have ever sustained any type of damage to your tooth, you will notice immediately how painful it is. When air travels through broken cavities in your teeth, the inside of your teeth and gums are exposed in unnatural ways. Even if you can withstand the pain from a broken tooth for a short period of time, it’s unlikely that you will be able to partake in normal activities for very long. Dr. Pile can help you decide if an inlay or an onlay is best for you, and why it may be better than alternative options that might be available.

How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

The price of inlays and onlays vary greatly. Not only do inlays and onlays have different prices for each service, but the location of the tooth that needs to be fixed is also a consideration. For example, molar teeth are often more expensive, due to the fact that they are deeper in the mouth and require more effort to repair. Inlays and onlays are often covered under your medical and dental insurance. That means that you can get your teeth fixed and feeling comfortable, without having it become a financial burden for you. In the event that you don’t have medical insurance, we will work with you to still lighten the load financially. We’ll work with you as best we can, to ensure you are happy and comfortable with your new inlay or outlay.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Pile?

Dr. Nicholas Pile received his DMD at Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a certified member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. With his continual drive to learn more about dentistry and making procedures easier for his patients, you can rest assured knowing that you are in great hands with Dr. Pile and his team at Elemental Dental.

Call Dr. Pile for A Consultation today! – 623-551-5555

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