Dental inlays and onlays are used when a tooth does not have enough structure left to support a dental filling but the tooth is not decayed enough to need a dental crown. Dr. Kerry Olszewski is proud to provide inlays and onlays in Mill Creek, Washington. Dental inlays are like dental fillings, but the work all lies within the bumps, or cusps, on the chewing surface of the tooth. Dental onlays are more extensive and are sometimes called partial crowns. They cover one or more cusps on the chewing surface of the tooth.
To place a dental inlay or onlay, our dentist will first remove the decay or an old dental filling. An impression of the tooth is taken so the dental inlay or onlay can be custom made. When the dental inlay or onlay is completed, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. After any needed adjustments are made, our dentist will permanently cement your dental inlay or onlay in place. Your dental inlay or onlay will be very durable. Dental inlays or onlays can last up to 30 years.
We invite you to contact Mill Creek General Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.