Dental Inlays & Onlays
You have a big filling that needs replacement. Do you have to get a full crown? Not necessarily. A more conservative option, inlays and onlays fit into a tooth similar to a filling, yet they are milled restorations, much like a crown. The bumps on top of a tooth are called cusps. Inlays fit between cusps, while onlays fit over one or more cusps. Inlays and onlays allow a patient to retain more natural tooth structure, which is always best.
Not every situation is right for an inlay or onlay, but Dr. Salivonchik will assess your problem and determine the best solution for you. Because they are created in our Coplaydental office with CEREC technology, inlays and onlays require only one appointment. During your visit, Dr. Salivonchik will prepare your tooth by removing decay or old fillings and cleaning the area. He will then take digital impressions and use the CEREC machine to create a custom inlay or onlay for you. CEREC restorations are metal-free and will blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color. Once the restoration has been fabricated, Dr. Salivonchik will cement your final inlay or onlay into position. After final polishing and modifications to ensure proper bite alignment, you'll enjoy your stronger, healthier smile for years to come.
Call our Coplay, Pa dental office today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Salivonchik. Our dental practice, located in the Lehigh Valley, serves Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.