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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays require the removal of only decayed areas of the tooth, leaving the healthy tooth structure intact. This can help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future and allows us to restore the natural tooth, rather than having to resort to extraction and replacement.

Inlays and onlays are an excellent way to help solve a problem that could be caused by:

  • Any level of decay on a portion of any tooth
  • Need for a long-term, durable restoration
  • Desire to limit the amount of healthy tooth structure removed
  • Need to strengthen and reinforce a tooth

Decay is removed and cleaned from the tooth and a highly accurate impression is made of the prepared surface. This impression is used to create a model of the tooth that is then sent to our laboratory to create a porcelain (tooth coloured) restoration called an inlay or onlay. The inlay or onlay is then cemented into the prepared surface of the tooth. An inlay covers only one to three surfaces of the tooth and is used to restore a small amount of tooth An onlay actually covers one or more cusps (the chewing surface of the tooth).

Porcelain offers a fine alternative to other tooth restoration materials. Made to perfectly match the shade and shape of your teeth, it's durable, strong, and virtually undetectable. Inlays and onlays are incredibly strong due to the fact that they are created in a laboratory. This protects the tooth from fracturing and actually strengthens the tooth. In addition, inlays and onlays fit almost perfectly into the prepared surface of the tooth, reducing the size of the seam between the restoration and the tooth. This helps keep decay from eventually occurring under the restoration.

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Our Happy Customers

"As excruciating as going to the dentist is, I always look forward to my visits here. Dr. Gregory has been my dentist for a few years now and he is absolutely amazing at what he does. Linda, his sister, who manages the office is awesome and accommodating. Highly recommended!"

Yalile

"Dr. Gregory is truly the best. He (and his office manager / sister Linda) are very pleasant to work with, but most importantly, he is extremely thoughtful and someone who I trust completely in a field in which that can be very hard to find. I never feel that he is trying to "up-sell" some procedure that is unnecessary, and in fact on several occasions has recommended against certain cosmetic procedures that others had recommended. He really is a trusted "dental consultant" (if that makes sense?)- and always willing to offer his time when needed. Don't hesitate to go to him!"

Kevin

"I've been going to Dr Gregory for ten years and he's still the best in his field . I left for a year due to insurance changes and was miserable. The office is super clean . Linda is fantastic ."

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