Inlays and Onlays Grand Forks

Inlays and OnlaysInlays and Onlays are lab-made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling. The process of making an inlay is very similar to a crown. After the tooth is prepared, it is cemented or bonded to the tooth.

There are different materials that inlays are made of, including gold, porcelain, and composite resins. Porcelain and composite inlays and onlays are cosmetic alternatives to fillings and are very strong compared to regular white fillings. Gold inlays and onlays are also suitable alternatives, but their appearance makes them less popular.

Your dentist will explain when an inlay or onlay is a viable treatment option for you. In general, inlays and onlays can replace most back teeth fillings and are sometimes cosmetically preferred over conventional fillings. At the same time, they are more conservative than crowns.

As far as cost is concerned, because the process of making an inlay or onlay is similar to a crown, its cost is also comparable. But when considering the longevity of inlays and onlays, they can end up costing less than traditional fillings.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Grand Forks Dentist Today

Visit your Grand Forks dentist, John Clayburgh, DDS, at Great Northern Dental Care for the best dental treatment and care in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
We are conveniently located at 667 Demers Ave Ste 1002, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Request an appointment by calling (701) 772-8488 or by filling out our appointment form.

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