Inlays and Onlays in Chino Hills
Restore your teeth with inlays and onlays at Chino Hills Family Dentistry
Chino Hills Family Dentistry offers inlays and onlays to restore damaged teeth of patients in Chino Hills. Dr. Douglas Kim performs this treatment when more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged. If you think you might need inlays and onlays in Chino Hills, call us at (909) 393-5300 to schedule an appointment!
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays help restore a tooth by providing additional support without requiring extensive treatment on the tooth. It is often recommended when a filling is not enough to restore the tooth, but the damage isn’t so bad to require a crown placement.
An inlay is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is similar to to an inlay but extends out over or on more of the cusps of the tooth.
What should I expect during an inlay or onlay treatment?
First, your dentist will remove any old fillings along with any decay from your tooth. He/she will take an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental lab. A temporary restoration is given to you in the meantime. When your inlay or onlay returns from the lab, it will be securely bonded to your tooth.
How long do inlays and onlays last?
Inlays and onlays can last between 10 to 15 years. To ensure that your inlay/onlay lasts a long time, you need to maintain good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental exams and cleanings.