Inlay and Onlay Restorations

Dentist in Beacon, NY

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used as an alternative to full coverage dental crowns. These dental restorations offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer-lasting reparative solution to tooth decay. Inlays and onlays can also be used in place of dental fillings. While dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a single dental visit, inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth.

An inlay restoration is when the material is bonded within the center of the tooth. An onlay restoration is similar to an inlay restoration except the extent of the damage requires inclusion of one or more cusps (the pointed portion of the tooth on the biting surface) on the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are highly durable and with proper care, can last for many years. Some reasons for needing these restorations include large, failing restorations, lost fillings or fractured cusps.

Advantages and benefits of inlays and onlays are as follows:

Tooth color – Inlays and onlays are not likely to discolor over time.

Superior fit – This conservative approach preserves as much healthy tooth as possible.

Tight space fulfillments – Inlays are best for sealing teeth to keep out bacteria.

Strength and stability – Inlays and onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay.

Tooth structure safeguard – Since the fit is tailored at all edges and preparation is minimal, your tooth will be easier to clean.

Weak tooth protector – An onlay can protect the weak areas of the tooth and the procedure does not require the complete reshaping of the tooth.

Read Our Bright Smiles of Beacon Dental Blog

Dentist in Beacon, NY

Beacon NY Dentist | Look 10 Years Younger

Beacon NY Dentist | Look 10 Years Younger

January 7, 2020

Your smile is one of the first things a person will notice when you meet.  If you would like to […]

More >>
Beacon NY Dentist | 4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

Beacon NY Dentist | 4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

December 4, 2019

As a parent, the best way to help ensure your child has a lifetime of healthy teeth is to help […]

More >>
To Floss or Not to Floss?

Beacon NY Dentist | To Floss or Not to Floss?

November 15, 2019

By now, you have likely seen news reports questioning whether flossing is necessary for your oral health. We want to […]

More >>
Beacon NY Dentist | Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Beacon NY Dentist | Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

October 29, 2019

Our expert dentist wants to remind patients that our office offers thorough oral cancer screening as part of our comprehensive […]

More >>
Beacon NY Dentist | ​Providing Relief from Periodontal Disease 

Beacon NY Dentist | ​Providing Relief from Periodontal Disease 

September 9, 2019

Over 45% of U.S. adults have moderate to severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease ranges from a mild inflammation of the […]

More >>

Visit Our Dental Office

Dentist in Beacon, NY

Bright Smiles of Beacon

(845) 831-6720

616 Route 52
Beacon, NY 12508

Hours:
Tuesday: 7AM to 4PM
Wednesday: 8AM to 6PM
Thursday: 9AM to 3:30PM
Friday: 8AM to 1PM

Bright Smiles of Beacon
BEACON, NY DENTIST
616 ROUTE 52
BEACON, NY 12508
(845) 831-6720