Cosmetic Dental Onlays
The dentists at Martinez Dental Solutions create onlays when restoring teeth in need of repair. A dental onlay is a custom-made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. It is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. Onlays are made by a professional dental laboratory and are permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist. When you need professional teeth restoration, request an appointment with us.
What Are Dental Onlays?
Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed when preparing to apply them. Onlays are essentially identical to inlays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration.
As with most dental restorations, onlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile. Dental onlays can be used for restoring:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
How Do Onlays Work?
A tooth onlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom dental onlay and a temporary restoration.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit a tooth onlay restoration. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your onlay is made by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment, your new onlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable. You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new tooth onlay.
The Martinez Dental Solutions Difference
- We see emergency dental patients and are accepting new patients
- No rotating doctors! Our dentists own and manage our dental offices, and you will always see the same dentist each time you visit
- We have a multilingual staff to ensure every patient receives quality care geared toward restoring and enhancing their smile
- We follow strict sterilization techniques and cross-contamination prevention regulations as set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Choose Martinez Dental Solutions Today
Request an appointment for our restorative onlays by calling one of our offices today. Located in Jacksonville, we proudly offer our services in Middleburg, Fleming Island, Riverside, Orange Park, and Jacksonville Beach. In addition to dental onlays, we also provide dental exams, cleaning and prevention services, and dental restorations like fixed bridges, partial dentures, and crowns.