Inlay / Onlay

What are inlays?
An inlay is a filling used to treat cavities within the biting surfaces of your back teeth. They are typically made of tooth-colored composite resin or porcelain and are fitted to the cavity and cemented into place. This helps prevent further infection of your tooth.

What are onlays?
sunwest dental inlay onlaySimilar to inlays, onlays also help treat decay and damage on your teeth. The onlay incorporates a replacement for a tooth cusp by covering the area where the missing cusp would be. In general, an onlay is like a partial crown. The biggest difference between inlays and onlays is that an onlay is used to help repair an extensive amount of a damaged area. Onlays help prevent infection and ease the process of chewing by repairing the biting surfaces, or cusps, of the back teeth.

How are inlays and onlays applied?
First, we will remove the damaged or decayed area of your tooth. After that, an impression of your tooth is made for the fabrication of the inlay or onlay. In the meantime, we’ll apply a temporary restoration on the tooth.

Once the inlay or onlay is made and ready to be bonded, we’ll remove the temporary restoration and make sure that the inlay or onlay is a fit. From there, we bond the restoration to your tooth and polish it down to match the natural shade and texture of your teeth.

If you have questions or think that inlays or onlays can help you restore your teeth, make an appointment today!

SunWest Dental Centers has nine valley wide convenient locations in  Apache Junction, Biltmore, Buckeye, Chandler, Mesa, Prescott Valley, San Tan Valley, Sun City, and Tempe

Apache Junction

1601 W. Apache Trail, #2
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 982-4200
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Biltmore

4425 N 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-354-5800
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Buckeye

407 N. 4th Street
Buckeye, Arizona 85326
(623) 327-3206
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Chandler

2175 N. Alma School Road, #C108
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 782-6200
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Mesa

600 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 610-5100
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Prescott Valley

8256 E. Hwy #69
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 772-4433
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San Tan Valley

2510 E Hunt Hwy, Ste 28
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
480-355-0761
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Sun City

13000 N. 103rd Avenue, #85
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 583-6666
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Tempe

7660 S McClintock Dr. Ste 101
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 831-8022
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