Inlays & Onlays
Have you been told you need inlays or onlays? This means that the damage to your teeth is not too advanced, and it can easily be repaired with this effective method. Tooth decay is more common than you think and luckily for most, it is very easily treated. If you are feeling anxious about your upcoming procedure for inlays or onlays, there is nothing to worry about.
Procedural Steps for Getting Dental Inlays or Onlays
While patients for dental inlays and onlays will vary in terms of the degree of their respective conditions, there are still some common steps that most patients can expect:
The dentist will then inject some local anesthetic right into your gums where the affected tooth is. A topical anesthetic may also be used before the injection.
Once the anesthetic takes effect, the dentist drills out the part of your tooth that is damaged. He’ll file down some parts of the tooth as preparation for sticking on the materials for the dental inlay or onlay.
The dentist then makes an impression of your tooth to make the customized dental inlay or onlay. This can be made in the office on the same day you visit, or it can be sent to a lab for production. In the case of the latter, you’ll get a temporary dental inlay or onlay for a few weeks until you get the permanent one.
When you return, the dentist removes the temporary piece and attaches the permanent one using strong cement. This binds it to the tooth permanently.
The dentist then polishes out the dental inlay or onlay until you feel it is smooth and you don’t feel any discomfort.
Ready to have your dental inlays or onlays? If you do, please don’t hesitate to visit us at 27450 Tourney Road, Suite 220, Valencia CA 91355 today!