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Inlays and Onlays

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are dental restoration procedures that help restore and maintain the aesthetic of your teeth. The treatment is similar to dental fillings, as it aims to combat mild to moderate tooth decay and dental fractures of the rear teeth.

An inlay is a restoration procedure that bonds a tooth-colored material such as ceramic, porcelain or special dental composite within the center of the tooth. Inlays provide better resistance to occlusal forces, protection against recurrent tooth decay, proper contouring for gingival tissues, and an easier way of cleaning your teeth.  

An onlay, on the other hand, is a more conservative alternative to dental crowns. An onlay procedure is done when the extent of the damage includes one or more cusps or points of the tooth or the full coverage of the biting surface.

Lakeshore Dental in Fort Mill provides quality inlays and onlays that can give a stronger, well-fit, more effective, and lasting reparative solution to the structural damage of your rear teeth. These restorative dental treatments are beneficial to both the teeth’s appearance and functionality.

Similar to dental filling, the affected tooth will be thoroughly examined and cleaned before mounting the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. Brenda L. Halsey, DDS will discuss the available options for your inlay and onlay treatment, and she will also recommend the best inlay and onlay material suitable to fit your dental needs.

At Lakeshore Dental we care for you and your oral health, thus, we will give you homecare tips and guidelines to maintain your oral health and hygiene while ensuring lasting inlay and onlay results.

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Inlays are alternative solutions to dental fillings, and conversely, onlays for dental crowns.  Our Fort Mill dental practice offers a wide range of dental services that will cater to your decayed or fractured rear tooth and other oral care needs.

Once your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, Brenda L. Halsey, DDS will evaluate the condition of your teeth and will recommend inlays and onlays if these options best suit your dental needs.

Book your inlay and onlay treatment schedule with us through our 24/7 online booking system.  This is an online scheduling platform that will show all available treatments and time slots on a particular day. With this booking system, you are sure to book a schedule that will fit your daily routine.New, walk-in and emergency patients are welcome to visit us at 1200 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708. You may contact us at 803-396-000 to learn more about inlay and onlay options and to book an appointment today.


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