At NH Dentistry in Beverly Hills, we're dedicated to providing comprehensive dental solutions that enhance both your oral health and aesthetics. Our Inlays & Onlays treatments offer a refined approach to restoring teeth with precision and durability. Dr. Neil Hadaegh and his skilled team are committed to delivering top-notch dental care tailored to your individual needs, ensuring your smile shines brightly.
Inlays & Onlays Fill Cracks & Cavities
Inlays and onlays stand as dental restorations, bridging the gap between fillings and crowns. Expertly crafted in dental labs, they're fashioned from gold, porcelain, or resin, tailored to individual needs and aesthetics.
Inlays nestle at a tooth's core, while onlays cover one or more cusps. Both adhere to damaged teeth, seamlessly blending with their surroundings. Inlays become necessary when a tooth's cavity is extensive and deep. Unlike fillings, which involve composite material and a single visit, inlays involve a solid piece (like porcelain, ceramic, or gold) created in a lab. This custom-fit piece snugly occupies the space, offering superior longevity, avoiding shrinkage, staining, and minimizing the need for future replacements. Beyond their durability, inlays also excel aesthetically, ensuring a seamless and pleasing integration with your natural teeth. The meticulous craftsmanship involved in inlays ensures their precision and durability. The indirect process, though requiring multiple appointments, delivers an enduring solution that aligns with both functional and aesthetic dental needs.
In contrast to both fillings and inlays, onlays are employed for more extensive tooth restoration. Covering a larger portion, an onlay extends to include one or more cusps of the tooth, diverging from inlays and fillings that focus on the space between cusps. Just like inlays, onlays are meticulously crafted in dental laboratories, necessitating multiple patient visits to ensure precision. Onlays offer enhanced durability, surpassing the longevity and resilience of composite fillings. This durability is coupled with superior aesthetic harmony, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth. Remarkably, onlays also exhibit a significant advantage over crowns – they don't necessitate the removal of extensive tooth structure during the restoration process. The distinction between inlays, onlays, and fillings lies in the extent of tooth coverage. Inlays and onlays embrace a more intricate approach, catering to various degrees of tooth damage and restoration needs. Dr. Hadaegh’s expertise ensures a tailored approach that safeguards both the functionality and visual appeal of your teeth.
A composite is a tooth-colored filling material that is used to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with the composite filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Hadaegh can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Hadaegh will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function. It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Fill in the Beauty of Your Smile
Inlays and onlays offer a compelling alternative to composite fillings and dental crowns for fractured or decayed teeth. When fillings fall short, these custom-crafted restorations snugly fit the tooth's surface. They mimic natural teeth in appearance and function, ensuring durability. Boasting exceptional success rates and individualized fabrication, they often outlast conventional fillings, providing lasting dental integrity.
Inlays & Onlays present a host of advantages for individuals seeking a balanced blend of functionality and aesthetics. These restorations are custom-crafted to fit your unique dental needs, offering long-lasting durability and seamless integration with your natural teeth. Unlike traditional fillings, they are highly resistant to wear, staining, and shrinkage, ensuring a more enduring and pleasing result. Inlays & Onlays conserve a significant amount of healthy tooth structure, minimizing the need for extensive alterations.
Preserve Your Dental Health
Embarking on your journey towards Inlays & Onlays starts with a consultation at NH Dentistry. Dr. Neil Hadaegh and his team meticulously evaluate your dental health, discussing your concerns and goals. This comprehensive assessment allows them to determine the most suitable treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
Defend and Restore
The Inlays & Onlays procedure involves a careful and precise approach. During your visit, your tooth will be prepared, and scans will be taken to create custom restorations. While a temporary restoration may be placed, your permanent Inlays & Onlays will be meticulously crafted in a dental lab. On your next appointment, the temporary restoration is replaced with the custom-made one, ensuring a snug fit and seamless integration.
Dental Reinforcement & Wellness
Upon completing your Inlays & Onlays procedure, you'll experience both functional improvement and enhanced aesthetics. Your newly restored teeth will exhibit exceptional durability, resisting wear and maintaining their appearance over time. The custom-crafted nature of Inlays & Onlays ensures a natural look that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth, boosting your confidence in your smile
Shield, Restore, Shine
After your Inlays & Onlays procedure, minimal downtime is expected. You can resume your regular activities, taking care to follow any specific aftercare instructions provided by our skilled team. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and attending routine dental check-ups, will contribute to the longevity of your Inlays & Onlays and your overall dental health. At NH Dentistry, we're committed to delivering excellence in dental care, ensuring your smile not only functions optimally but also radiates confidence. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and explore how Inlays & Onlays can enhance your dental well-being.
You could be a candidate for an inlay or onlay if you have moderate tooth damage or decay and are in search of an alternative restoration option to a composite filling, crown or cap. Schedule a dental consultation for a complete examination and to find out if an inlay or onlay is right for you.
Your inlay or onlay restoration will be completed over multiple dental treatments. First, your tooth will be prepared for treatment, and a scan will be taken for your new restoration. You may be fitted with a temporary restoration while your permanent inlay or onlay is fabricated. Once completed, you will return to have the temporary restoration removed and the permanent one bonded to the surface of the teeth.
Special care needs to be given to your teeth while temporary restorations are in place. It is important to avoid sticky or hard foods that could cause significant damage to temporaries. Once you receive your permanent inlay or onlay, you can resume normal eating, brushing, and flossing habits
Schedule a consultation with premier Beverly Hills Dentist Neil N. Hadaegh, DDS. Your best smile calls for genuine care, personalized treatment, state-of-the-art technology, and expert precision. Contact us to design, achieve, and maintain your best smile in Beverly Hills with the help of renowned dentist Dr. Neil N. Hadaegh.
8920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 625, Beverly Hills, CA 90211