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Understanding Dental Inlays and Onlays: Insights from Newfield Dental

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11 Jul 2024

Understanding Dental Inlays and Onlays: Insights from Newfield Dental

Dental inlays and onlays are effective restorative treatments that offer durable and aesthetically pleasing solutions for tooth repair. At Newfield Dental, we specialize in providing high-quality inlays and onlays to help restore the health and appearance of your teeth. Here’s everything you need to know about dental inlays and onlays.

What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are types of restorations used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. They are custom-made to fit the specific shape and size of the cavity, providing a precise and secure fit.

  • Inlays: Inlays are used to fill cavities within the cusps (the rounded edges) on the top surface of a tooth. They are ideal for treating moderate tooth decay or damage that doesn’t affect the tooth’s structure significantly.
  • Onlays: Onlays, also known as partial crowns, extend over one or more cusps of the tooth. They are used for more extensive damage that covers a larger area of the tooth.

At Newfield Dental, we use inlays and onlays to restore teeth effectively, ensuring a natural look and feel.

Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays offer several advantages over traditional fillings and crowns:

  • Durability: Made from strong materials such as porcelain, composite resin, or gold, inlays and onlays are highly durable and can last for many years with proper care.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Inlays and onlays can be color-matched to your natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing restoration.
  • Preservation of Tooth Structure: Unlike crowns, which cover the entire tooth, inlays and onlays preserve more of the natural tooth structure, promoting overall dental health.

At Newfield Dental, we use high-quality materials and advanced techniques to ensure that our inlays and onlays provide long-lasting and beautiful results.

The Inlay and Onlay Procedure

Getting dental inlays and onlays involves several steps, ensuring a precise and comfortable fit:

  1. Consultation and Examination: Your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if an inlay or onlay is the appropriate treatment for your needs.
  2. Preparation: The damaged or decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and an impression of the tooth is taken to create a custom inlay or onlay.
  3. Placement: Once the inlay or onlay is ready, it is bonded to the tooth using a strong adhesive. The restoration is then polished to ensure a smooth and natural look.

The team at Newfield Dental is experienced in performing these procedures, ensuring a comfortable experience and successful outcome for our patients.

Caring for Your Inlays and Onlays

To maintain the longevity of your dental inlays and onlays, follow these care tips:

  • Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep your mouth healthy and prevent decay around the inlay or onlay.
  • Regular Dental Check-Ups: Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure your restorations remain in good condition.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: Be cautious with hard or sticky foods that could damage or dislodge your inlay or onlay.

Newfield Dental is committed to providing ongoing care and support to help you maintain your restorations and overall oral health.

Conclusion: Trust Newfield Dental for Expert Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for restoring damaged teeth. At Newfield Dental, we offer expert restorative treatments to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to learn more about our dental inlays and onlays and to schedule a consultation.

For more information and to book an appointment, visit our website or contact us directly. Trust Newfield Dental to provide exceptional care for all your dental needs.


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