Inlays & Onlays

If you are seeking a Brentwood option to improve the look of your tooth or teeth, you may want to consider inlays or onlays. At Fairview Dental, we offer both options here in our Brentwood office and we also provide you with a wide range of cosmetic options to improve the way that your smile looks and feels. We want to enhance your smile and help you be able to smile confidently out in public once again.

If you have never heard of inlays and onlays, that is okay. Many people have not heard of them and do not know what they are. Inlays and onlays are used inside of traditional fillings that you receive in your tooth. This options is designed to last you a lifetime and you do not have to worry about having them replaced over and over. Each inlay and onlay is crafted specially for your tooth and will fit nicely. Having the inlay and only designed to your tooth will ensure that you do not lose one.

The main different between an inlay and onlay is the placement where the material goes. For example, an inlay lays on the center of the tooth or within the center inside of the tooth. An onlay is placed on the outside part of your tooth or on the biting area.

Who Needs an Inlay or Onlay?

If you have never heard of inlays and onlays, then you may not know when they would be needed. Traditional fillings do not always work the way that you want them to and this means that there needs to be an alternative choice that WILL work for you. Inlays and onlays will bond to your tooth and create a solid surface that does not break or move. The type of bonding material used helps to make the inlay or onlay durable.

Inlays and onlays are able to be color matched to your current teeth. This way, you never have to worry about the bright silver color and no one will ever know that you have received it. Your inlay or onlay will blend right in with your tooth.

Many of our patients choose inlays and onlays because they are a lot easier to maintain and they do not require as much care as other options do. The material is bonded onto the tooth, which means that the edges cannot be chipped or broken off. In addition, you never have to worry about food getting stuck within the inlay or onlay.

If you think that you may want an inlay or onlay, now is the time to talk to Dr. Luu. He will go over all of your options with you and explain the process to you to ensure that you completely understand what to expect.

How Are Inlays and Onlays Placed on the Tooth?

Our Brentwood office is prepared to work with you and provide you with the services you need. Dr. Luu will meet one on one with you and go over the entire procedure and any other important information that you need to know. The procedure is completed in two different visits to our office. The first visit will involve Dr. Luu shaping and preparing your tooth for the inlay or onlay. Once the tooth is shaped, an impression will be taken and sent off to the lab to be made. Once the lab returns the inlay or onlay to us, we will call you back in for your second visit. It would not be uncommon for you to reserve a temporary inlay or onlay while you wait for yours to arrive.

When you come into our office for your second visit, the permanent inlay or onlay will be placed onto your tooth. Before it is cemented in place, Dr. Luu will make sure that it fits properly and that you are comfortable with the way it feels.

/ Schedule Your Inlay or Onlay Appointment with Our Brentwood Office Today

If you are interested in our inlays or onlays, now is the time to talk to Dr. Luu about the procedure. We will make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure before it begins. If you are not, Dr. Luu will work with you to determine what procedure would best benefit you. If you do need any additional cosmetic and restoration work, we will go over your options with you and schedule you in for an appointment to have it completed.

Don’t wait until it is too late and contact the team at Fairview Dental today. Dr. Thuc Luu is prepared to work with you and provide you with the comfortable and caring dental treatments you need for your teeth.