Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are more extensive restorations than fillings, but more conservative than crown restorations. An inlay is a small restoration and fits within a portion of the tooth, whereas an onlay extends to the outside surface of the tooth to include one or more cusps. Inlays and onlays are made of gold, composite and porcelain. Drs. Tom and Shannon Galinis work with lab technicians across the country who specialize in these restorative materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for an inlay or onlay?

Dr. Tom or Shannon Galinis will review all your treatment options and determine which restorative treatment is best for you.

What should I expect if I receive an inlay or onlay at Aesthetic Dentistry of a Palm City?

An Inlay or an onlay appointment is similar to a crown appointment. The tooth is properly prepared for the restoration. An impression and bite registration is taken for the ceramist. A temporary will made for you to wear while your permanent restoration is being fabricated. In 7-10 days, your permanent inlay or onlay will be bonded to your tooth.

Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?

Once your inlay or onlay is permanently bonded to your tooth, you can resume normal brushing, flossing and chewing habits. Dr. Tom or Shannon Galinis or one of the team members will review all after care instructions and precautions.