Inlays and Onlays

for Patients in Greenwich Village, NY & the Surrounding Areas

Dental House Greenwich Village
Inlays and Onlays

Crowns are great and effective, but inlays and onlays are an alternative to treat what once was commonly solved by a porcelain crown. At Dental House, Dr. Sonya Krasilnikov and Dr. Irina Sinensky offer inlays and onlays at the Greenwich Village office in New York. To learn more about this procedure that can repair your tooth’s cusp, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.

When is an inlay or onlay an appropriate treatment?

An inlay can be valuable dental restoration treatment when your tooth is damaged. Cases that benefit from an inlay include:

  • When a large filling becomes a problem, weakening the remaining structure
  • Broken, fractured, or decayed teeth in which the outer cusp is not affected
  • An injury that doesn’t require a lot of tooth removal as would be required for a crown

An onlay is helpful when you have decay or fracture at just a point on your broken cusp (the vulnerable outer portion of the tooth). Onlays are also known as partial crowns.

Tooth decay or damage to your tooth’s cusp can be tricky, but the inlay and onlay procedures meet the challenge.

What are inlays and onlays?

An inlay is comparable to a dental filling, yet it’s stronger and lasts longer. Inlays are also a durable, go-to replacement for a filling that’s weakened or that has fallen out.

An onlay does the heavy-lifting required by a tooth that needs major reconstruction. It can cover your tooth cusps where substantial treatment is needed. Onlays are also crafted by a lab and are stronger than a standard filling.

Treatment with an onlay can replace your tooth’s cusp or a sizable portion of it. An onlay is also a more conservative treatment than a dental crown because it reduces the amount of your natural tooth that requires removal.

How many appointments will I need to receive an inlay or onlay?

In just two appointments, your tooth will be good as new.

First, the team at Dental House cleans and preps your damaged tooth. They take a dental impression that gives a specially selected lab the precise details to create your inlay or onlay. Before you depart your first appointment, you receive a temporary filling to protect your tooth prior to inlay or onlay placement.

Your inlay or onlay is placed onto your treated tooth at your second appointment. The dentist confirms the fit and appearance before your inlay or onlay is permanently secured onto your tooth.

Questions are common about inlays and onlays as an alternative treatment to a dental crown. Ask about inlays and onlays by contacting the Greenwich Village dental practice of Dental House by phone or through the online booking tool.

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