Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

When it comes to restorative dentistry, preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible is vital. That’s where inlays and onlays come into play – acting as a middle ground between tooth fillings and dental crowns. These durable solutions not only mend your teeth but also enhance oral health and the longevity of your smile.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are types of restorative dental treatments offers at SmileHaven Dental Center that our San Diego dentists use to repair teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay. They can also restore cracked teeth if the damage isn’t severe enough to require a dental crown.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Preserve Nature Teeth: Unlike full-coverage crowns, inlays, and onlays allow for conserving more natural tooth substance while providing the needed strength and stability.

Durability: Made from materials like porcelain or composite resin, these dental restorations are strong and typically outlive normal dental fillings.

Aesthetically Pleasing: With materials chosen to match your tooth color, inlays, and onlays blend with your existing teeth. Each restoration is carefully crafted to fit perfectly into your tooth’s prepared space, ensuring a precise dental restoration.

Protective Seal: Inlays and onlays create a tight seal with the natural tooth, reducing the risk of decay in the future.

The Inlays & Onlays Procedure

  1. Tooth Preparation: The process starts with our SmileHaven Dental Center dentists numbing the area around the affected tooth and removing any tooth decay or old dental fillings.
  2. Dental Impressions: Next, an impression of the tooth is taken to create a model for the inlay or onlay. This model ensures the restoration will match your tooth’s structure precisely.
  3. Fabrication: The impression is sent to our dental lab where we create your unique inlay or onlays. Our advanced trained dentists select a material and color that blends with your natural teeth.
  4. Temporary Solution: While your custom restoration is being made, a temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth.
  5. Final Fitting: Once your inlay or onlay is ready, our dentist will ensure it fits perfectly, cementing it into place and polishing it to a smooth finish.

Tooth Preservation with SmileHaven Dental Center

With a focus on preserving your natural teeth and promoting oral health, our SmileHaven Dental Center team use techniques and material to provide San Diego patients with durable and aesthetically pleasing inlays and onlays that blend with your natural teeth.

If you are experiencing any dental issues with your teeth that might require restorative care, preserve your natural tooth structure, and enhance your smile’s durability with inlays and onlays.

We treat patients with inlays and onlays from La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Lakeside, Allied Gardens, San Carlos, Granite Hills, and surrounding communities.

The Smilehaven Dental Center Difference

One of the things that sets us apart from other La Mesa and El Cajon, CA dentists is that we place a strong emphasis on holistic dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, holistic dentistry is a focus on a person’s entire body during dental care instead of just the mouth. We utilize bio-compatible whole body dentistry and think about how your dental condition and our treatment will affect your systemic health. We’re strong believers that a person’s oral health is deeply tied with his or her systemic health and with the help of our holistic dentistry, we’ll have both your mouth and your body feeling as good as ever!

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re interested in perserving your natural tooth or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services, we encourage you to stop by and visit our dental office in La Mesa! To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in La Mesa feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (619) 464-2801. We can’t wait to see you and help you attain an even more beautiful smile!