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Burlington Family Dentistry | Inlays and Onlays in Burlington

Burlington Family Dentistry, Ying Wang DMD, PA
Burlington Clinic:  1617 Memorial Drive Burlington, NC 27215
Durham Clinic:  3711 University Drive, Suite D, Durham, NC 27707

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Burlington: 336-228-1331
Durham: 919-493-6926

Fax: 336-570-3368  
For Emergencies please call 919-824-9468  

Inlays and Onlays
 

Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An inlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.

The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won't be able to tell the difference.

Burlington Family Dentistry in Burlington NC
 
 
 
 
Burlington Dentist | Inlays and Onlays. Ying Wang is a Burlington Dentist.