Dental Inlays and Onlays in Las Vegas, NV

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Classified between a tooth-colored or composite filling and a crown, inlays and onlays can treat a decayed or damaged tooth. Used on molars and premolars, an inlay covers the concave middle of a tooth and an onlay covers the tooth's upper, rounded edges. Like fillings and crowns, onlays and inlays can be created in a variety of materials — metal, porcelain, and composite resin. Our dental experts can help Las Vegas, NV patients better understand composite fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays so they can make the right decision about treating their teeth at Elegant Smiles.

An onlay or inlay is a good choice when you have a damaged tooth or a large cavity that's too big to get filled but does not require the entire coverage of a crown. During your examination, our doctors can examine your x-rays to determine the ideal method for your needs. If an onlay or inlay is chosen, our team will explain the available materials that will best suit your needs. After applying local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, our doctors will start by cleaning out regions of decay. Other techniques of sedation may be used in case you experience stress or a strong gag reflex. Once the tooth is cleaned and prepared, impressions will be made. If you're getting a restoration made in a lab, a temporary filling will be set until it is prepared. Once your inlay or onlay is ready, our dental experts will carefully set and bond it to your tooth. Our dentist may polish the edges or adjust the fit so your tooth is properly covered and feels comfortable.

If only local anesthesia was used, you should be able to leave following the procedure and return to your normal activities. You may feel mild discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity for several days once your onlay or inlay is placed. Please call Elegant Smiles if you have any concerns following your treatment. Your inlay or onlay should be taken care of just like your own teeth using daily brushing and flossing.

Everyone is so nice here and I am well taken care of. Today I came in for my six month cleaning and exam. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Huynh. She cleaned my teeth and I was pleased that she took her time. I know not many people enjoy going to the dentist, but I really do. I did have some traumatic dental experiences when I was a child, so in the past I did have fear. At Elegant Smiles, I am relaxed knowing that I am in great hands with both Dr Phan and Dr Huynh. Even when I had a filling on my last appointment, the numbing and procedure did not hurt at all! The staff wants to make sure my comfort is a top priority. I highly recommend Elegant Smiles for all of your dental needs.

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I wish I could give this dentistry a million stars. I’ve struggled with anxiety when it comes to pain especially at dentist I’ve only ever had bad experiences. I communicated that because I trusted them and they take such good care of me. They make sure I can’t feel any pain or if I do get anxiety they get me water and accommodate me in any way possible with time, patience, netflix to distract, and the massage feature on the chair. They are such kind people here. The assistants remember anything I’ve ever told them which is crazy because they see thousands! You’re always greeted with a gentle voice and smile at the front. Kayla was amazing at the front desk and now they have someone new just as great. They really do their part in the community to take care of others and doing it as their job. I’m so thankful I have chose them.

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One day while searching for a great dental practice in Las Vegas, I discovered Elegant Smiles and loved what I read about the husband and wife dental team as well as the wonderful reviews left by happy clients. I was overjoyed when I found out that they accepted my insurance. 25 years ago I cracked a molar and subsequently chose to receive a dental implant from another specialist. My implant is doing just fine, but I love the experience Dr. Phan has in this area, so I chose him as my dentist. I am one happy patient!!!! I absolutely love this practice!!! All of the staff here, and Dr. Phan are so amazing! I have always been one to get dental cleanings every 3 months because I hate the feeling of tartar buildup. Dr. Phan did my cleaning 6 months ago ( my next one is less than 2 weeks away), and I have not felt bothered with tartar. Fabulous dentist! I’m confident his wife is also an amazing dentist as well. I haven’t met her yet, but am willing to see her if needed. I’m in great hands here, and highly recommend Elegant Smiles for your dental care.

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If I could give this place 10 stars I would, I normally don't like the dentist. But I enjoy going to Elegant Smiles, everyone is amazing and attentive. If you are looking for a great dentist, look no further.

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I've been going to Elegant Smiles for 4 years. They're always professional and friendly and do a superb job taking care of family's teeth.

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Whether you select an inlay or onlay, porcelain or metal, direct or indirect, it's important to deal with a damaged or decayed tooth before it turns into a painful and costly issue. Learn more about inlays and onlays to renew your teeth by making a consultation at Elegant Smiles in Las Vegas, NV. Our talented dental team will help improve your smile and oral health with the very best treatment for your requirements.

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