Inlays and Onlays

If your tooth's biting surface is damaged, the doctors at Pacific Dental Group may recommend dental inlays and onlays as a conservative method of restoring your smile. Inlays and onlays can help reduce and remove sensitivity and tooth loss and are designed to give you a healthier and more appealing smile.

Dental inlays and onlays are made of porcelain, gold, or composite material. They are bonded to the damaged section of the tooth. An inlay, similar to a dental filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay extends out and over one or more of the cusps of your tooth and can be used when a complete crown is not necessary.

Inlays and onlays require two dental visits to complete. On your first visit, the doctor will begin by removing any old fillings, decay or damage found on the tooth. Then an impression is taken. Then the mold will be forwarded to the lab for fabrication. Finally, before you leave, the doctor will place a temporary sealant on the tooth and schedule you for another visit.

During your second appointment, the doctor removes the temporary sealant and checks the bite and fit of the inlay or onlay to ensure it fits properly. If the fit is satisfactory, the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth with an adhesive and the tooth will be polished to a smooth finish.

Want to learn more about restoring your smile using inlays and onlays? Call our Pacific Dental Group office at North Hollywood (818) 617-2001 or our office located in Monterey Park at (323) 618-1332.

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"I am thrilled to have found such a great dentist in Los Angeles. Several people at my work use this dental practice and highly recommended it. When I relocated here a few months ago I knew that I would be needing a crown on one of my lower back teeth and I was putting it off because that part of the jaw is so sensitive. Dr. Garcia was amazing and had such a precise and gentle touch that I hardly notice I was getting a shot. I love the friendly staff and feel safe and welcome each time I visit. The free teeth whitening club is a great client goodwill gift and I'm proudly showing off my pearly white chompers!"

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