Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays in Rego Park, NY

Here in Beautiful Smiles, we strive each day to provide the best dental care in Rego Park and the surrounding area.

By providing more support than a filling, it requires less alteration of the tooth than it does for dental inlays, crowns, and onlays, Beautiful Smiles restores molars following any treatment for trauma and decay.

Onlays and Inlays Defined

A filling is suitable to repair teeth after being treated for mild decay. Crowns are used for the more severe cases of trauma and decay. Onlays and inlays will benefit your teeth that have only moderate restorative needs. They are unlike dental crowns and require some significant alterations of the natural tooth, onlays, and inlays preserve a more extensive section of the tooth. Both onlays and inlays have been custom-designed so it will fit your tooth like a perfect puzzle piece.

That area that lies between the cusps is called the chewing surface of the tooth. The cusps are the protruding sections of your teeth. An inlay can be used to repair damage and decay between the tooth cusps, while the onlay is used in covering one or more damaged or decayed cusps.

Creation and Placement of Inlays & Onlays in 11374

Before the creation and placement of the restoration, the dentist must determine if an only or an inlay is better than using a crown or a filling. The dentist will look carefully at your tooth and then take some x-rays so they can see the extent of trauma or decay. Once the dentist determines that either an onlay or inlay is the best option, they will start the process. They will get rid of any damaged or rotten parts of your tooth. Next, the dentist will then take the digital impressions of that one tooth. Then your onlay or inlay will be made out of a block of porcelain that has been selected that matches the closest to the color of your tooth/teeth.

Sometimes there will be more extensive therapy needed, so the dentist will try their best to preserve the maximum natural amount of tissue whenever they possibly can.

Once the onlay or inlay has been prepared, it can then be put into your tooth and secured with dental cement. The dentist can make whatever minor adjustments needed to make sure there is a comfortable and secure fit that will not affect your bite. We are proud to serve inlays & onlays near you to not just the patients of Rego Park but to patients of Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Middle Village, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Maspeth, Whitestone, Flushing, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, East Elmhurst, Sunnyside, College Point, Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill and Long Island City, NY too.