Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental Inlays and Onlays

McKinney Dental offers dental inlays and onlays as conservative and durable restorative solutions for repairing damaged teeth and preserving healthy tooth structure. Dr. Mary Zoe Collier DDS and our skilled team are dedicated to providing personalized care and high-quality restorations to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations used to repair teeth that have been affected by decay, fractures, or other damage. Unlike traditional fillings, which are placed directly into the cavity, inlays and onlays are fabricated outside of the mouth and then bonded to the tooth’s surface, preserving more natural tooth structure.

The Dental Inlay and Onlay Process:

1.  Evaluation: During your dental examination, Dr. Collier will assess the extent of damage to the tooth and determine if an inlay or onlay is the most appropriate treatment option for you.
2.  Preparation: To prepare the tooth for an inlay or onlay, Dr. Collier will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and clean the area to ensure optimal bonding of the restoration.
3.  Impression: An impression of the prepared tooth will be taken to create a custom-made inlay or onlay that fits precisely within the tooth’s contours.
4.  Fabrication: The inlay or onlay will be fabricated in a dental laboratory using high-quality materials such as porcelain or composite resin, chosen to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth.
5.  Placement: Once the restoration is ready, Dr. Collier will carefully bond it to the tooth’s surface using dental cement, ensuring a secure and long-lasting fit.

Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays:

•   Preservation of healthy tooth structure: Inlays and onlays require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, allowing for a conservative and minimally invasive approach to restorative dentistry.
•   Durable and long-lasting: Made from strong and durable materials, inlays and onlays provide a reliable solution for repairing damaged teeth and can withstand the forces of chewing and biting.
•   Customizable aesthetics: Inlays and onlays can be custom-crafted to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing restoration.
•   Protection against further damage: Inlays and onlays provide a strong and protective barrier against decay and fracture, helping to preserve the integrity of the tooth for years to come.

Schedule Your Appointment:

Restore your smile’s health and beauty with dental inlays and onlays at McKinney Dental. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mary Zoe Collier DDS today and discover how our conservative restorative solutions can enhance your smile and improve your quality of life.