Dental Inlays and Onlays
Deep River, CT

Esthetic Inlays and Onlays in Deep River

When more than half of a tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we often use an inlay or onlay to restore the tooth’s anatomy, function, and appearance.

Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50 percent. Alternatively, inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth, using special high-strength resins, actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. As a result, they typically last from 10 to 30 years.

In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire dental crown, onlays provide a very good alternative.

Dr. Kwon uses only the highest quality materials to restore your tooth to it's natural function and beauty. For more information regarding our inlays and onlays, or to book an appointment, call our office today!

What are dental inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin and are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a dental filling, is placed inside the cusp tips of the tooth.

Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. However, in recent years, ceramic porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which has the potential of matching the natural color of your teeth.

Dr. Kwon uses the latest dental technology, processes, and materials to ensure your smile feels, functions, and looks as good as possible.

How are inlays and onlays applied?

The application of an inlay or onlay is a streamlined process that begins with a comprehensive examination by Dr. Kwon. Using state-of-the-art technology, a digital impression of your tooth is captured with precision, eliminating the need for messy traditional molds.

Once the inlay or onlay is ready, Dr. Kwon ensures a perfect fit by precisely placing and bonding it to your tooth.

The final step involves polishing and refining the restoration to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, providing both durability and aesthetic appeal. Experience the efficiency and excellence of modern dental technology under the expert care of Dr. Kwon for a cosmetic dental restoration that exceeds expectations.

Inlay vs Onlay vs Crown

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