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Silver Palms Family & Cosmetic Dentistry | Inlays and Onlays in Homestead

Address:
23280 SW 112th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33032
Telephone:
305-258-1776
Fax:
305-258-0323

              Yanelys Guerra Garcia, DMD, FAGD
                     Joanne Nunes Ledoux, DMD
                            Maria Franco, DDS

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Inlays and Onlays

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Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An inlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.

The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won't be able to tell the difference.