What are inlays and onlays and how do they restore teeth?

Middle age grey haired man wearing casual clothes smiling cheerful showing and pointing with fingers teeth and mouth At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we provide Mesa, AZ patients with a wide selection of treatments to help them achieve healthily, restored smiles. One restorative treatment commonly recommended in our practice is that of porcelain inlays and onlays. These restorations are a conservative choice when compared to dental crowns and are a fast, affordable, and effective way to address areas of damage from tooth decay. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro can educate you on the benefits of inlays and onlays and how they work.

Understanding porcelain inlays and onlays for the smile you deserve

Porcelain inlays and onlays are one of the most popular choices for restoring damaged teeth. They are made of durable porcelain material and are custom-made to match the color of your natural teeth. Inlays and onlays are used to restore chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth, as well as to fill in gaps between teeth.

Why should I choose porcelain inlays and onlays?

Porcelain inlays and onlays are both strong and durable, and they resist staining better than other types of tooth restoration materials. They also provide a more natural-looking appearance than metal fillings or bonding materials.

Where can an inlay or onlay be used?

Inlays and onlays are typically placed onto the back teeth (molars), where they can provide extra support for chewing. Your dentist at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry will make an impression of your tooth and send it to a laboratory, where the inlay or onlay will be custom-made to fit your tooth.

Inlays and onlays are made of a porcelain or composite resin material. Porcelain inlays and onlays are more expensive than composite resin inlays and onlays, but they resist staining and wear better over time.

Call Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry today!

If you have a damaged tooth that requires restoration, talk to our dentists about whether a porcelain inlay or onlay is best for your needs. Mesa, AZ patients can call our team of professionals to learn more about these restorations, as well as many other restorations, to improve and repair the smile. Call 480-834-6991 to request an appointment with Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro.

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Our office is approaching Dr. Scott LeSueur's retirement as of November 1, 2022. He has thoroughly enjoyed the private practice of dentistry for over 41 years and has now chosen to retire to follow some of his other life dreams.

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