In addition to fillings and crowns, cavities can also be filled with restorations known as ‘inlays and onlays.’ Our trained dentist near you provides a range of custom-fit restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, inlays, and onlays.
Inlays and onlays in Fairfield, CT, can last between 10 to 15 years, depending on several factors, including:
Patients who clench or grind their teeth (known as bruxism) may experience premature wearing out of restorations. Consuming sticky, hard, or chewy foods may degrade the bonds and cause the inlays or onlays to loosen or crack. Poor or inadequate hygiene can cause decay to form under the restored tooth as inlays and onlays do not cover the entire tooth surface. We check the integrity of all dental prosthetics during exams and examine them for fit and comfort.
If you have any questions regarding inlays or onlays, or other dental treatments, please contact our skilled dentist, Dr. Danielle Pannese.
Although inlays and onlays are fastened using the same procedure, they differ in size. Inlays are designed to cover the space between tooth cusps (the raised edges of the tooth). Onlays are more substantial and cover the cusps and the area between the cusps.
Inlays and onlays are made from several different materials, including gold, porcelain, and ceramic. Our experienced dentist in Fairfield, CT, will help you determine the most suitable inlay or onlay for your unique needs. Inlays and onlays from Dr. Dani Dental are suitable for cavities that are too large for simple fillings and too small for placing crowns.
Generally speaking, inlays and onlays may cost anywhere between $600 and $1200, depending on the material used and the number of restorations required. The inlay and onlay procedures at Dr. Dani Dental are simple and do not require local anesthesia. However, we will numb the site with gel for patients who struggle with acute sensitivity.