Inlays and Onlays in Arlington Heights, IL
Inlays and onlays are used to restore normal tooth structure after decay or damage. They are known as indirect fillings because they both are made in a laboratory and cemented or bonded to the surface of a tooth during a second visit to the dentist. After the procedure, the tooth would be able to bear up to 50 to 75% more chewing force.
When Are Inlays and Onlays Necessary?
An inlay is done when the tooth structure replaced is within the cusp tips of the tooth. However, if the damage is more extensive and the new structure covers the entire chewing surface, including one or more tooth cusps, then the procedure is called an onlay.
Contact Us for More Information
Dr. Vallely, the Arlington Heights Dentist and his team are very experienced in inlay and onlay procedures and you effectively restore your smile. If unexpected tooth pain or an accident have you suffering, give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office by calling 847-392-4422 at your earliest convenience!