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.

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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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How are inlays and onlays placed?

The placement of inlays and onlays typically requires two dental visits. During the first visit at Elegant Smiles, the dentist will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and take impressions. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory to create custom-made inlays or onlays. In the second visit, the restorations are bonded to the tooth using dental cement.

How long do inlays and onlays typically last?

Inlays and onlays are known for their durability and longevity. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years, often exceeding a decade. Regular dental check-ups with our team in Las Vegas, NV and good oral hygiene practices are essential for extending their lifespan.

How do I take care of my inlays or onlays once they are placed?

Caring for your inlays and onlays is similar to maintaining your natural teeth. It is important to follow a proper oral hygiene routine that includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. Avoid chewing on hard objects or using your teeth as tools to prevent damage to the restorations. With good oral care and regular dental visits, your inlays and onlays can last for many years.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.