Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays in SW Calgary

In SW Calgary at Renew Dental, we have several beneficial services available to meet all of our patient's needs. If you've been looking for dental reconstruction near you, our dental team would love to help.

One of the most common treatments we offer is inlays and onlays for patients of all ages. While inlays and onlays are similar, they do have differences. Both inlays and onlays are made up of either gold, porcelain, or composite resin.

Inlays & Onlays

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays near you are small pieces that the dentist will bond to the damaged area of the affected tooth. Many dental professionals, including our own, compare inlays to fillings. This is because it’s used inside the cusp tips of your tooth. An onlay does the same but also extends over the cusps of a tooth.

In recent years, patients have been choosing porcelain as the material for their inlays and onlays. Gold used to be the most common, but with porcelain’s durability and natural color, it’s taking the lead.

What to Expect for Inlay and Onlay Application

Our staff at Renew Dental believes our patients must understand a procedure before moving forward with it. We may require two appointments to complete the inlays and onlays in Calgary fully.

During the first visit, in preparation for the inlay or onlay, we remove any decay, damage, or fillings on the affected tooth.

Dr. Keith Lawson will get an impression of your tooth to ensure the inlay or onlay fits properly. The impression is sent off to a lab, and in the meantime, we’ll apply a temporary sealant. When you come back for the second appointment, we’ll clean the area and ensure that the inlay or onlay fits comfortably and naturally. If there are no adjustments needed, we’ll apply them to your tooth!

Schedule an Appointment

If treated by a proper oral hygiene routine, inlays and onlays in Calgary can last up to 30 years before needing touch-ups or replacements. If you’re interested in learning more or would like a consultation for yourself, book an appointment with our friendly team today! Renew Dental is accepting new and existing patients for this treatment.

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