At Northpointe Dental, we understand the importance of preserving your natural teeth and enhancing their strength and appearance with conservative treatments. Dental inlays and onlays offer a middle ground between fillings and crowns, providing a durable solution for teeth with moderate decay or damage. Our skilled dentist and team are committed to employing these restorative procedures to improve your oral health while maintaining the integrity of your natural tooth structure.

Restore Your Smile With Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that are ideal for teeth that need more support than a filling can provide but do not require a full crown. Inlays fit within the grooves between the cusps of a tooth, while onlays cover one or more cusps or the entire biting surface. Made from durable materials like porcelain or composite resin, these restorations are not only strong but also blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

The Process of Receiving Dental Inlays and Onlays

The procedure for dental inlays and onlays is straightforward, typically requiring two visits to complete:

  1. Initial Visit: After evaluating your tooth, Dr. Brian Waggle will remove the decayed or damaged area and take an impression of your tooth. This impression is sent to a dental lab where your custom inlay or onlay is crafted.
  2. Tooth Preparation: The tooth will be cleaned and prepared to ensure a perfect fit for the restoration.
  3. Temporary Protection: A temporary restoration may be placed to protect your tooth while your inlay or onlay is being made.
  4. Final Fitting: On your second visit, the temporary restoration is removed, and the custom inlay or onlay is securely bonded to your tooth. Adjustments are made as necessary to ensure a comfortable and precise fit.

The Advantages of Dental Inlays and Onlays

  • Preservation of Natural Tooth: Requires less removal of the tooth structure compared to crowns, maintaining more of your natural tooth.
  • Durability: Made from materials that are strong, durable and resistant to wear, offering a long-lasting solution.
  • Improved Oral Health: Helps to restore your tooth’s structure and prevents further decay or damage.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Custom-made to match the color and contour of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural appearance.

Enhancing Dental Health With Precision and Care

Dr. Brian Waggle and our team are dedicated to providing treatments that not only restore your dental health but also improve the aesthetics of your smile. Contact us at 740-454-6644 to schedule your consultation and learn how we can help rejuvenate your smile with dental inlays and onlays in Zanesville, Ohio.