Dental Inlays in Long Island & Dental Onlays in Nassau County Provide Treatment of Chipped Or Cracked Teeth.

Dental Onlays & Dental Inlays Long Island

shutterstock_3283118Keeping up with good oral hygiene is important to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, but sometimes tooth decay and cavities are inevitable despite regular cleanings and excellent hygiene. Depending on what phase your cavity is in will determine the best type of restoration when it comes to restoring your tooth. A cavity in the beginning stages is often resolved with a filling, while larger cavities may require a dental crown. Fillings that are too large however, can weaken tooth structure, leading to broken or chipped teeth and dental crowns can remove more tooth structure than necessary for a decayed tooth. When a cavity is too small for dental crowns, but too big for fillings, you may benefit from a dental inlay or dental onlay.

What are dental inlays and dental onlays?

Dental Inlays and onlays, sometimes referred to as partial crowns, fill cavities when healthy enamel of the tooth remains.  They can repair moderate chips and cracks in teeth where damage is not severe enough to warrant dental crowns. Dental inlays and dental onlays fit securely into the remaining portion of a tooth, helping to increase strength and stability.

What is the difference between a dental inlay and a dental onlay?

The severity of decay to your tooth will determine whether you will need a dental inlay or a dental onlay. Dental inlays preserve more of the tooth’s natural structure and are used when there is no damage to the cusp of the tooth. They can also replace damaged metal fillings. Once your cavity is fully removed, the dental inlay is placed within the space where the cavity once rested, restoring full functionality and support to the mouth.  

While dental onlays instill the same kind of restoration as dental inlays, onlays are utilized when damage to the tooth expands beyond one cusp, or full coverage of the biting surface. Dental onlays are more durable than dental fillings and can last up to thirty years when properly cared for.   

What can I expect while receiving my dental inlay and dental onlay?

Dr. Julia Nosov and Dr. Michael Nosov will remove all decay and take impressions of your tooth. This impression is sent to our lab, where your new restoration is made. We will fit a temporary, natural-looking restoration in place until your new restoration arrives. Once your restoration is ready, we will place your new dental inlay or dental onlay in place comfortably, ensuring it feels like your natural tooth.

What are the advantages on a dental inlay and dental onlay?

Dental inlays and dental onlays hold advantage over other dental treatments as they allow for more preservation of the natural tooth, maintaining shape and functionality. Dental inlays and onlays provide treatment of cavities before decay results in a root canal.

Advantages of a dental inlays and dental onlays
No metal shows
Will not stain and allows for easy cleaning of the tooth
Long lasting and stable
Preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible
Suitable for large cavities
Matches your natural tooth color

How do I learn more about dental onlays & dental onlays in Long Island?

Julia Nosov D.D.S., Michael Nosov, D.D.S., and the Nosov Cosmetic Dentistry staff welcome any questions patients may have about dental inlays in Long Island. Contact our Long Island office at 516.826.3300, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.