Dental Inlays and Onlays in New York City, NY
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What are dental inlays and onlays?
A dental inlay or onlay (identified between a regular filling and a crown) can heal a damaged or decayed tooth. Used on pre-molars and molars, an inlay covers the indented middle of a tooth while onlays cover the rounded, upper edges of a tooth. Like dental fillings and crowns, onlays and inlays can be crafted with different materials — porcelain, composite resin, and metal. Our team can help New York, NY, patients understand tooth-colored fillings, crowns, onlays, and inlays before they make the right decision about how to treat their teeth at 286 Madison Dental.
Who is a good candidate for inlays or onlays?
An inlay or onlay is a good choice when you've got a chipped tooth or a large cavity that is too big to fill but doesn't need the entire crown protected. At your dental exam, our team will examine your x-rays to decide on the ideal treatment for your needs. If an onlay or inlay is selected, we will discuss the available materials that best fit your requirements. You can also talk about whether you'd prefer a direct restoration (an inlay or onlay made in our office using CEREC technology while you wait) or an indirect restoration created at a dental lab.
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What should you expect on the day of treatment?
After applying a numbing cream or local anesthesia to your gums, our team will begin by cleaning out areas of decay. We may use stronger sedation methods in cases where you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex. Impressions of the tooth get made once it's cleaned. If you are getting an inlay or onlay made in a dental lab, a temporary cover will be set until it is prepared. Once your inlay or onlay is ready, our team will carefully place and bond it onto your tooth. We may polish the edges or adjust the fit so that your tooth is adequately coated and feels comfortable.
What is recovery like following inlay or onlay treatment?
If only local anesthesia were used, you can leave after the appointment and return to your normal day. You might feel some discomfort, inflammation, or sensitivity for a couple of days after your inlay or onlay gets placed. Don't hesitate to get in touch with 286 Madison Dental should you experience any issues after your procedure. Your inlay or onlay should be taken care of like your own teeth using daily flossing and brushing. You need to schedule annual dental examinations and twice-yearly cleanings at our New York City practice so we can assess the health and wear of the restoration. With proper care, it should last for several years before repairing or replacing.
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Does insurance cover inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are common treatments for dental decay and other issues, so it's usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance provider to ascertain your specific coverage before figuring out your out-of-pocket expenses. Our team can customize your procedure with different materials to match your budget and needs. We will review price quotes and our acceptable payment types during your consultative appointment, such as low-cost medical financing.
Protective coating for your teeth
Whether you choose an inlay or onlay, metal or ceramic, indirect or direct, it is important to treat a damaged or decayed tooth before it turns into a painful and expensive problem. Find out more about dental inlays and onlays to renew your teeth by making a consultation at 286 Madison Dental in New York, NY. Our team can help improve your smile and oral health using the best treatment for your needs.