Preserve Your Naturally Brilliant Smile with Dental Inlays and Onlays

Damaged teeth affect not only your self-image but also your oral function and general quality of life. However, dental inlays and onlays (indirect fillings) from Eckland Family Dental are crucial to fixing these problems. Like dental fillings, ceramic inlays and onlays repair tooth damage and prevent it from progressing. The difference is that indirect fillings repair extensive damage and are lab-made.

If you are ready to see what dental inlays and onlays can do for your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kale Eckland and his team.

What are dental inlays and onlays?

Indirect fillings repair teeth whose remaining structure can’t support a filling but doesn’t warrant a dental crown. Although used interchangeably, inlays and onlays differ. An inlay repairs tooth damage inside the tooth’s cusps, while onlays cover a larger area. Onlays repair damage to the chewing surface and one or more cusps.

Indirect fillings can be created from several materials, including gold, composite, or porcelain. We prefer ceramic restorations because of their biocompatibility and aesthetic appearance.

How are dental inlays and onlays placed?

To restore your smile with an inlay or onlay, you need at least two dental appointments. We’ll start by gently removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. Next, we’ll take digital impressions of your prepped teeth, which our dental lab will use as a blueprint for fabricating your restoration. Until you receive your inlay or onlay, we’ll temporarily fill your prepped teeth to protect them from injury, infections, and sensitivity.

Your indirect filling will be fabricated at the lab to fit your tooth precisely. Once it’s ready and sent to us, you’ll come to our office for placement. After checking the fit and aesthetics of your restoration, we’ll bond it to your tooth with strong cement. Dental onlays and inlays restore your smile’s function and aesthetics, and with proper maintenance, you can enjoy your new smile for many years.

Benefits of dental inlays and onlays

Our office tries everything possible to preserve natural teeth. In addition to fillings and crowns, dental inlays and onlays are yet another tooth-saving procedure used by Dr. Eckland and the team. You can expect the following benefits when we restore your damaged smile with indirect fillings.

  • Natural appearance
  • Conservative procedure
  • Long-lasting outcomes
  • Inlays and onlays are maintained like natural teeth
  • Quick and seamless treatment

Inlay and onlay restorations near me

Are you tired of living with a large cavity or extensively damaged tooth? Dental inlays and onlays from Eckland Family Dental are conservative and affordable techniques to preserve your smile. Call (425) 448-6339 (Redmond) or (425) 249-3830 (Everett) to restore your tooth damage with natural-looking dental inlays and onlays.