Dental Inlays & Onlays in Mays Landing, NJ
Renew Your Beautiful Smile
Convenient & Non-Intrusive Cosmetic Care
Your teeth can get worn out over time due to damage and cavities. Fortunately, our experienced Mays Landing, NJ dentist, Dr. John Nosti offers inlays and onlays to renew your smile’s look and functionality. We’re dedicated to providing you with the quality dental care that your teeth deserve so that you can continue to be confident in your smile. Start your path towards a beautiful set of teeth by scheduling an appointment with our dental practice.
What Are Inlays & Onlays?
Dental inlays and onlays are custom-made fillings used to repair tooth damage that’s too severe for regular tooth-colored fillings, but not enough for dental crowns. An inlay is applied on the inside of your tooth’s cusps, while an onlay extends over the cusps. Dr. Nosti and our dental team use metal-free, composite materials so that your fillings blend perfectly with your smile.
The Benefits of Inlays & Onlays
Depending on the extent of your tooth damage, inlays and onlays can offer patients a variety of benefits that other treatments can’t beat. Some of these advantages include:
- Adds durability and longevity
- Preserves your natural tooth structure
- Maintains your tooth’s original shape
- Stain resistant and easy to clean
The Process of Receiving Inlays & Onlays
You’ll be able to receive your restorations in a few appointments at our Mays Landing, NJ office. After your first appointment, Dr. Nosti will begin your procedure by applying a local anesthetic so that you won’t feel any discomfort. After removing any damaged or decayed tissue from your tooth, he’ll take a detailed impression of the structure and send it to a lab. A temporary sealant will be placed on your treated tooth to protect it from bacteria or potential infection.
When our practice receives your restoration, you’ll return for your final fitting. Dr. Nosti will remove the temporary sealant, clean your teeth, and make any necessary adjustments for your inlay or onlay. Once bonded, you’ll be free to show off a restored, fully functional smile.
Candidacy for Inlays & Onlays
Your dentist may recommend inlays or onlays if more than half of your tooth’s biting surface has been damaged. Some common issues that may require this restoration include:
- Severely decayed teeth
- Broken or fractured tooth fillings
- Untreated cavities in tooth cusps
Dr. Nosti will determine your candidacy for these dental restorations during your initial consultation. He’ll also discuss other treatment options if they are necessary for restoring your teeth to ensure your smile’s oral health is protected for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental inlays and onlays last?
Inlays and onlays are long-lasting and only need to be replaced every 20 to 30 years. It’s important to take care of your teeth and practice a good oral hygiene regimen — that way you’ll need fewer replacements. How long your inlay or onlay will last also depends on where it is in your smile. Areas like the back molars can wear out your restorations faster as well.
Are inlays and onlays better than regular dental fillings?
Whether inlays and onlays are better than fillings depends on the damage your tooth has sustained. Small cavities may benefit more from normal tooth fillings since they’re less invasive. At your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your tooth to determine which treatment option is best for you and your overall oral health.
How long does the inlays or onlays procedure take to finish?
The inlay and onlay procedures can be completed in just a couple of appointments. While each visit lasts for about one hour, the amount of time for your treatment will vary based on the complexity of your inlay or onlay. After your initial appointment, it’ll take about one week for your restoration to be ready for fitting. Until then, you’ll be provided with a temporary restoration.
Does dental insurance cover inlays and onlays?
Most insurance companies will cover a portion or all of the costs associated with inlays and onlays since these treatments help restore damaged teeth. It’s recommended that you contact your provider beforehand to get an accurate understanding of your coverage. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your dentist to receive further assistance.
Fix Moderate Cavities With Dental Inlays & Onlays
Achieve a restored, beautiful smile with inlays and onlays. Dr. John Nosti is dedicated to giving you the best and most convenient dental care possible. Want to enjoy all the benefits associated with a beautiful set of teeth? Call our Mays Landing, NJ practice today at (609) 625-3499 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your visit. We welcome patients from Somers Point, Jersey City, and Hamilton Township, NJ.