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
"I had Dr. Farber place porcelain veneers on my teeth a few years ago and they look as good today as the day they were first bonded on, I moved overseas but still always come in to see her for my follow ups and cleanings when I’m in town, wouldn’t go anywhere else."- M.B. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I had an awesome experience at my dental appointment with Dr. Farber, I came in needing my tooth pulled because it cracked it half, I was mortified, she used some new machine and got it out in no time, painless and I had no pain or swelling afterwards, exceeded my expectations above and beyond."- A.B. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"Dr. Farber is my favorite dentist, I came in with two teeth that chipped, everything from beginning to end of the procedure seemed as easy and painless as a dental visit can be, I was even able to see what my teeth looked like before and after the procedure with the photos she took, it was probably the most pleasant dental experience I’ve had, and I have had many!"- P.F. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
"Always on time, very efficient and superb beside manners."- K.L. / Demandforce / Jun 05, 2019
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.