Dental inlays and onlays in Boca Raton

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Dental inlays and onlays

What is the point of having everything if you do not have a healthy and wonderful smile and mouth. Your mouth health is serious and essential, having a hard time with it is awful, it hurts and you can not live having pain in your teeth, so in this case you have new and updated treatments like dental onlays and porcelain inlays, that help you out with the hard parts of life. Inlays and Onlays are the fresh and different procedures to treat and fill in cavities and dental decay. Take a look at what it is and why it is for you.

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What are inlays and onlays

Dental  inlays and onlays are a type of filling or partial coverage restoration of the tooth. Even though they work really similar, they have a few differences.

What is a dental inlay?

Inlays fill cavities and depressions in teeth in the area between the cusps, Inlays are made of porcelain or of another material that is much stronger and has a higher durability.

What is a dental onlay?

Onlays can not only fill gaps in these spaces, but can be used in larger areas. Considering this the onlay preparation its a bit more importante.

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Benefits of using dental inlays and onlays

When you accept the challenge of using inlays and onlays, you realize that it becomes a modern experience that can take your life to another level. If you’re not willing to do the same and age processes that are painful and do not guarantee you the health benefits of your teeth. The best thing about inlays and onlays is that they try to protect and maintain as much as possible the natural tooth or tooth colored.

Cost of Inlays and Onlays

The price of the Inlays and Onlays as all the dental treatments can change depending on the circumstances and the conditions of the tooth, however this can be between $650 to $1,200 for each tooth. 

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Why Choose us for dental inlays and onlays

Why Choose us for dental inlays and onlays

In Smile Of Boca You can schedule your appointment for expert dentists to review your teeth and proceed to suggest the perfect option for you, as well as  the material you choose. If for some reason you have broken teeth, or cavities, one of your stained permanent teeth or a deformed tooth, approach Smile Of Boca and accept the challenge of having better dental health thanks to the treatments like  Inlays and Onlays. 

What our patients are saying


What is the difference between an onlay and an inlay?
An onlay is basically the same concept as an inlay, but the onlay is made to extend and cover more of the tooth, particularly the cusps or the tips on the chewing surface of the tooth. This is done when the cavities or destruction of the tooth is more than a filling or an inlay can restore, but less of what is warranted for a full coverage restoration such as a crown. Think of an onlay as somewhere in between an inlay and a crown.
What is the difference between an inlay, an onlay, and a crown?
Even though the differences are more of a technical nature, the easy way to explain those differences is to think of the size of the cavity or fracture, or the amount of structure lost and remaining on the tooth to be restored. The smaller the cavity or fracture, the more tooth structure is available to support a restoration, in which case a small filling or inlay will do. The larger the cavity or fracture, the less tooth structure is available to support a restoration, in which partial coverage (onlay) or a full coverage (crown) restoration should be done.
What is the difference between the different materials?
There are two basic differences: aesthetics and strength. The strongest material but less aesthetic is the metal. A more aesthetic and somewhat strong material is the resin composite, as well as offering ease of repairs in case it needs it. And the most aesthetic and strong material is ceramic/porcelain.
What type of inlay/onlay should I get?
The selection of the appropriate material is something that you can do with your dentist, and he/she will guide you as to which one fits your particular needs. You should consider your aesthetic requirements and financial budget, and your dentist should consider the amount of tooth structure to be preserved during restoration, in choosing the best material for you.
How much does an inlay/onlay cost?
The cost is greatly dependent on the material is chosen and can be expected to be anywhere in between the cost of a standard resin composite filling and the cost of a full coverage crown, in the range of $450-950. Additional procedures may be needed depending on the conditions found during clinical treatment (i.e., buildup). The doctor will advise you whether these other procedures should be expected and the cost they carry with them.
Is it painful to get an inlay/onlay?
The short answer is no. You will be numb during the whole procedure, so pain is a non-issue. Only a mild initial discomfort can be expected during the numbing procedure as the tip of the needle pinches the gum, and that’s about it! After the numbness goes away (usually after an hour or so), some discomfort can be expected as the tooth adjusts to changes in temperature, as well as some tenderness around the gum, but this shouldn’t last more than 24-48 hours.
How is an inlay/onlay done?
After anesthetizing (numbing) the area, the cavity or fractured tooth is cleaned out, and the tooth is reduced on the weakened surfaces so that the inlay or onlay can fit into it or over it. A putty impression or mold is made of the prepared tooth and sent to the lab for the crown fabrication. This can take up to 2-3 weeks, and that is why a temporary acrylic inlay/onlay is fabricated and temporarily fitted on the tooth to wear during this time. On your second visit, the temporary inlay/onlay is removed, and the permanent one is bonded on the tooth with tooth-colored resin adhesives, strong enough that it is very unlikely for the final restoration (inlay/onlay) to come off the tooth.
How long does it take to make an inlay/onlay?
Two visits are necessary to complete the procedure. Your first visit would be the lengthiest one, as this is when most of the work takes place. This visit should last about an hour. Your second visit for the permanent placement of the inlay/onlay once its returned from the lab, usually takes place about two weeks later and lasts between 10-20 minutes.

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How do i get to Smiles of Boca?

Smiles of boca is located 4 min drive from Town Center at Boca Raton

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We are located 0.2 mile from Florida Atlantic University

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Smiles of boca is located 10 min drive from I-95 (Autopista Interestatal)