Dental Inlays & Onlays

If you’re looking for an affordable solution to repair a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental inlay or onlay may be the answer. These high-quality yet less expensive tooth restorations can offer the protection your tooth needs. Request an appointment today at (480) 838-8558.

Affordable Solution for Restoring Teeth

Rather than use a full dental crown to replace the surface of a tooth, a dental inlay or onlay may be an excellent and affordable alternative. A dental inlay replaces only the areas in between the cusps of the tooth, while a dental onlay replaces at least one cusp. These custom-made tooth restorations offer benefits, such as:

  • Preserves more of the natural tooth structure.
  • Matches the tooth’s natural color better.
  • Strengthens the teeth they are bonded to.
  • Creates a stronger, more stable solution and costs less than dental crowns.

How Inlays & Onlays Repair Teeth

Dental Inlays and Onlays Mesa

There are different types of dental inlays and onlays available, depending on your specific tooth issue. You can choose from gold, porcelain, or composite materials. These materials are molded to repair a damaged or decayed tooth. They are a viable solution for a tooth restoration when:

  • A complete dental crown is not necessary.
  • Your tooth is too damaged for a filling.
  • The healthy part of the tooth can be saved.
  • A stronger, more stable solution is needed.

Inlays & Onlays: Unique Characteristics

A dental inlay is installed in the center of the tooth while a dental onlay is installed on almost all surface areas of a tooth.
Composite inlays and onlays are made up of acrylics and ground glass-like materials. They tend to be more cosmetically comfortable than metal materials, and they don’t discolor the teeth.
Metal inlays and onlays are normally made with gold and placed on rear teeth, such as molars, due to their durability.
Porcelain dental inlays and onlays are a popular option as they are the most consistent when it comes to matching the color of your other teeth.

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As a patient of Dobson Ranch, you will experience a professional, friendly atmosphere, along with gentle, compassionate dental care. When you experience an unexpected tooth emergency, call our office immediately. We provide emergency services for all residents in Mesa and surrounding areas.

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Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have questions about our dental inlay or onlay tooth restorations, give our office a call today. We are more than happy to answer your questions. Located in Mesa, we serve the areas of Dobson Ranch, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, and the surrounding areas. We offer several general dentistry services such as periodontal treatments, sedation dentistry, composite fillings, and several more. To request an appointment, contact our office at (480) 838-8558.

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