Classified between a tooth-colored filling and a full crown, an inlay or onlay can restore a decayed or damaged tooth. Used on pre-molars and molars, an inlay covers the indented middle of a tooth and onlays cover the tooth's rounded, upper edges. Like fillings and crowns, onlays and inlays can be created using different materials — composite resin, porcelain, and metal. Dr. Marianna Farber can help New York, NY patients understand their options and the benefits of crowns, fillings, onlays, and inlays before they make the best choice about treating their teeth at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry.
"It was a great experience to be a client of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. The staffs were nice, welcoming and accommodating to your needs. The dentist was very nice also, makes you feel at ease and explains to your understanding the procedure to be done. Prices were also reasonable for the wonderful service they render to you."- B.D. / Google / Nov 08, 2018
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"I’ve been coming now for a few years, Dr. Farber always takes the best care of my teeth, I’ve had everything from broken teeth crowned to tooth whitening to cleanings and more, and the results are always awesome."- H.K. / Google / Apr 11, 2019
"Dr.Marianna Farber is by far the best dentist I’ve been too, my old veneers right in the front of my mouth broke, I was devastated, I work with people and need to look good, I called her office and got an appointment the following day and even the temporary crowns she made for me looked amazing, better than my permanent old veneers ever looked, she used a special order cosmetic temporary color which really looked great, she she also accommodated me by taking my insurance for partial payment which made this expensive treatment more affordable, while I wore my temporary crowns they never broke or gave me any trouble like I hear about from other people, I never had any pain, then the permanent crowns came in and they looked amazing, everything from the beginning to the end of my treatment was as pleasant as a dental experience can possibly be, can’t recommend her enough!"- S.M. / Google / Mar 06, 2019
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An inlay or onlay is a fantastic option when you've got a cracked tooth or a large cavity that's too big to get filled, but does not require the complete protection of a dental crown. At your dental exam, Dr. Farber may evaluate your x-rays to pick the ideal method for your restoration needs. If an onlay or inlay is chosen, she will discuss the available materials that will best fit your requirements. You could even talk about whether you'd like a direct restoration (an onlay or inlay created in our office using CEREC technology while you wait) versus an indirect restoration created in a dental lab. Our practice works closely with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics dental lab to create customized dental restorations.
What To Expect
After applying numbing cream to your gums, Dr. Farber will begin by cleaning out regions of decay. Other techniques of sedation may be used in case you experience stress or a powerful gag reflex. When the enamel is cleaned, impressions will be produced from your tooth. If you're getting an inlay or onlay made at Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics dental lab, a temporary cover will be placed on your tooth until the restoration is ready. As soon as your inlay or onlay is complete, Dr. Farber will carefully set and then bond it onto your tooth. She will then polish the borders or adjust the fit so that your tooth is suitably coated and feels comfortable.
If just local anesthesia is used, you can leave following your appointment and get back to your regular activities. You might experience mild discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity for a couple of days once your onlay or inlay is placed. Please call Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry should you experience any issues following your treatment. Your inlay or onlay can be cared for like your own natural teeth through daily flossing and brushing. You also need to schedule yearly dental examinations and twice yearly cleanings at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry so Dr. Farber can evaluate the wear and health of the inlay or onlay. With appropriate maintenance, an inlay and/or onlay last for several years before repairing or replacing.
Onlays and inlays are a common procedure for dental cavities and other issues, so they're generally paid for in part by dental insurance. A member of our team can also contact your insurer to ascertain your particular policy prior to figuring out your personal expenses. Dr. Farber can personalize your procedure with restoration materials that fit your budget and needs. During your consultative appointment, Dr. Farber will discuss price quotes and payment types we take at our office, such as low-cost medical financing.
Inlays and Onlays
Regardless of whether you pick an onlay or inlay, metal or ceramic, indirect or direct, it is important to repair a damaged or decayed tooth before it turns into a debilitating and costly issue. Find out more about inlays and onlays to renew your mouth by making an appointment at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York. Dr. Farber and her team can help revive your smile using the very best remedy for your specific requirements.