At Star Dental, our primary mission is to not only preserve your teeth but have them looking their best. We believe in effective tooth revitalization through conservative means. Inlays & Onlays are the perfect fit for teeth that need more than a filling but don’t need a full crown.
What Are Inlays?
You can think of Inlays as a type of partial crown. On your tooth surface, there are peaks and valleys. When the partial porcelain crown is bonded to the valleys, they’re known as Inlays.
What Are Onlays?
When a partial porcelain crown is bonded to the tooth peaks, they’re called Onlays.
How Will My Teeth Look After Treatment?
Everyone gravitates towards a natural-looking smile. Inlays and Onlays are popular since they provide a natural look to your teeth. A big help comes from its color-matched ceramics. The dentists will prep and bond these restorations and choose the precise color match to blend with your natural teeth and smile.
Does Getting Inlays Or Onlays Hurt?
Expect to feel little to no discomfort during the process of getting your Inlays Or Onlays. Our cosmetic dentists take extra precautions for procedures to be painless. At Star Dental, we want you to feel comfortable the entire time you’re under our care. From the moment you walk in and walk out of the office, we create a pain-free environment. During treatment, we ensure the treatment chair is comfortable for you. Our dentist will use a local anesthetic in the treatment area. We go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant and safe treatment session for you.
Is There Any Possible Side Effects?
Inlays and Onlays are one of the most conservative treatments out there. Although any treatment has risks, there’s little to none with Inlays & Onlays due to its conservative nature. With all procedures, our dentists take necessary precautions. Possible side effects from the Inlay and Onlay procedure include:
- having an allergic reaction to porcelain Inlay or Onlay
- mouth and gum injuries from the procedure
- tooth sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli
- allergic reactions to the local anesthetic
- tooth sealant damage that’s allowing bacteria in causing tooth decay
During the consultation, your dentists will go over all potential risks. We encourage awareness of the procedure and set up the right treatment expectations.
Is The Treatment A Permanent Fix?
Getting Inlays & Onlays is as close to a permanent fix one can get. These restorations can last you a long time. With proper care, Inlays or Onlays can last decades. Many patients report their partial crowns lasting up to 30 years.
Does Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Many insurances include coverage for this partial crown treatment. Coverage will vary depending on how your insurance classifies Inlays or Onlays. If your insurance considers the procedure a restoration like a dental filling, there’s a coverage cost of up to 80%. Some insurances might label the treatment under a significant procedure title. If this is the case, expect coverage of up to 50% instead. To find out your exact coverage, our team at Star Dental can inquire for you.
Get the best treatment with a top-rated Rancho Cucamonga Dentist today. At Star Dental, we’re always up to date in the latest dental procedures. Inlay & Onlay materials are continually improving. You will be amazed at their current durability and looks they can provide. To get the best results will require a specialized dental office. Star Dental is this skilled dentist office to give you both quality looks and function of your teeth. Making beautiful smiles is what we do. Let us do the same for you.