Dupage Dental Smiles (630) 393-2733 2 South 631 Rt. 59, Suite D Warrenville, IL 60555

Dental Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are the perfect restorative dentistry solution in Warrenville when your tooth is not damaged enough to require a crown but is too damaged to support a filling. They are a great option for repairing mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth. 

Dental Inlays

Dental inlays are discreet restorations that match the appearance of your natural teeth and cover the chewing surface of the tooth between the cusps. This restorative dentistry service in Warrenville is created using composite resin and is often used to replace defective or unsightly fillings. 

Dental Onlays

Dental onlays are similar to inlays except that onlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth as well as one or more cusps of the tooth. Onlays, sometimes called partial crowns, can be a better option than crowns because they require less of the natural tooth to be removed.

Benefits of Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays have various benefits that make them one of the most durable and cost-effective options in restorative dentistry in Warrenville. Inlays and onlays may be completed in just a few short visits to Dupage Dental Smiles and caring for your inlays and onlays involve no extra care than normal brushing and flossing techniques. They are also made of a tough, hard-wearing material that can last up to 30 years. Inlays and onlays help to strengthen your teeth up to 75%, while traditional metal fillings can actually reduce the strength of your teeth by about 50%. Lastly, they will help prolong your tooth life and prevent the need for future restorative dentistry treatments in Warrenville.  

The Inlay & Onlay Process

The dental inlay and onlay process requires two appointments at Dupage Dental Smiles to be created and finally bonded to the damaged area of your tooth. Both are performed using very similar procedures and each visit will take about 1 hour to complete. At the first appointment, your dentist will numb the area and begin to remove either the decayed material or previous filling from your tooth. Next, the dentist will create a small mold of the area that will be sent over to the dental laboratory in order to create your restorative dentistry device in Warrenville. The inlay or onlay will be created using porcelain or composite resin. In the meantime, your dentist might create a temporary cover or filling that will protect your tooth until the next appointment. 

At the next visit, your dentist will first take time to ensure your inlay or onlay is a perfect fit for your tooth. Once approved, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to your teeth using a strong resin adhesive. Lastly, your treatment will be finished off with a polish to provide a smooth finish. 

Contact Us

If you would like more information about dental inlays and onlays or other restorative dentistry services in Warrenville, IL, we encourage you to visit our office today to schedule a visit with our caring dentist. If you have questions about how inlays and onlays might benefit you or want to know if you’re a candidate, call 630-393-2733.

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2 South 631 Rt. 59, Suite D
Warrenville, IL 60555

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