What are Inlays and Onlays?
Classified somewhere between a dental filling and a full crown, inlays and onlays can treat a damaged tooth. Used on the back teeth, an inlay covers the indented middle of a tooth and onlays cover the tooth's upper, rounded edges. Like dental crowns and fillings, onlays and inlays can be created with several materials — porcelain, composite resin, and metal. Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller can help Chicago and Hinsdale, IL patients understand tooth-colored fillings, crowns, onlays, and inlays before they make the right decision about treating their teeth at Weller Dental.
Inlays and Onlays Reviews
"I like fancy teeth, so I go to Dr. Weller. In my life I have had so many dentists and so many bad Dentist experiences - until I started going to Dr. Weller. I have been visiting Dr. Weller for the past five years and in that time, I have only had ONE major dental issue, a partial overlay on a molar. One of my molars had decayed so badly that I was on the verge of needing a crown. He was able to do the partial overlay, save my tooth and my tooth has been problem free for over four years. I get my teeth cleaned 4X a year (because I love it!) and I don't mind paying for it. I don't know what other offices charge, and I know Weller is more expensive, but I cannot imagine that it is that much more? I pay $95 for teeth cleaning, I spend no more than $800 annually with Weller - how much do you spend on going to dinner? Or your gym membership? Are your teeth not worth that? Mine certainly are. I adore my hygenist, she is the best. The one thing about Weller is that he is a big fan on Veneers - he believes in them. He will more than likely suggest them to you. You can always say "no" just as I have for five years now - even though I know I need them :( Final word: Clean, beautiful office, great staff (Tina and Jamie), great hygenist, great dentist. a++ care. On the pricey side but one of the best dentists in the city - and that is according to other dentists too. I have visited other dentists for a "second opinion" and sure enough I always hear "Jeff is a great dentist"."- L.A. / Yelp / Jan 27, 2008
Inlays and Onlays Am I Candidate?
An onlay or inlay is a fantastic option when you've got a chipped tooth or a large cavity that's too big to get filled, but does not require the entire protection of a crown. At your dental exam, Dr. Weller can examine your x-rays to determine the ideal procedure for your needs. If an onlay or inlay is chosen, he will explain the available materials that will best meet your requirements.
Inlays and Onlays What Can I expect?
After applying numbing cream or local anesthesia to your gums, Dr. Weller will begin by cleaning out regions of decay. Other techniques of sedation may be used in case you experience stress or a powerful gag reflex. When the enamel is cleaned, impressions will be produced from your tooth. Following this step the restoration is being made in a lab, so a temporary cover will be set until it is prepared. As soon as your onlay or inlay is ready, Dr. Weller will carefully set and then bond it on your tooth. He will polish the borders or adjust the fit so that your tooth is suitably coated and feels right.
Inlays and Onlays What is the Follow Up?
If just local anesthesia is used, you will be able to leave following your appointment and get back to your regular activities. You might experience mild discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity for several days once your onlay or inlay is placed. Please call Weller Dental in the event you experience any issues following your treatment. Your onlay or inlay needs to be taken care of like your own teeth using daily flossing and brushing. You also need to schedule yearly dental examinations and twice yearly cleanings in Weller Dental so Dr. Weller can evaluate the wear and health of the onlay or inlay. With good maintenance, it ought to last for several years before repairing or replacing.
Can I use my Insurance for Inlays and Onlays
Onlays and inlays are a common procedure for dental cavities and other problems, so they are generally paid in part by insurance. We can talk to your insurer to ascertain your particular policy prior to figuring out your personal expenses. Dr. Weller can personalize your procedure with restoration materials to match your budget and needs. In your consultative appointment, a member of our financial team will discuss price quotes and payment options we take, such as low-cost medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,050
- Recovery Time
- 2 Hours
- How Long It Takes
- 1 Hour
- Follow Up Time
- 2 - 3 Weeks
Ready for a Consultation?
Regardless of whether you choose an onlay or inlay, metal or ceramic, indirect or direct, it is important to take care of a damaged or decayed tooth before it turns into a debilitating and costly issue. Find out more about onlays and inlays to renew your mouth by making an appointment at Weller Dental in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Weller and his team can help revive your oral health using the very best remedy for your requirements.