Restorative Dental Onlays
An onlay restoration is a customized filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Sometimes it is referred to as a partial crown. Dental onlays are made by a professional dental laboratory and then permanently cemented onto the tooth by a dentist at Martinez Dental Solutions. Learn more or request an appointment today for a professional dental onlay.
What Is an Onlay?
Onlays can be an ideal solution for conservatively repairing teeth that have large defective fillings, decay, or damage caused by an injury. Tooth onlays are fitting alternatives to crowns (caps), as less tooth structure is removed when preparing for the procedure. 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.
While dental onlays are highly durable and can last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile, they are not always permanent and may require replacement at some point.
Ask about our onlay procedures when you need dental repairs for:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
How Are Onlays Affixed to Teeth?
A dental onlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment involves taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom-tailored 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 the tooth onlay. 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 a comfortable bite. At the end of your appointment, you will receive detailed care instructions. With good oral hygiene, a proper diet, and regular dental exams and cleanings, your onlay can last for years.
Why Choose Martinez Dental Solutions?
- We have a multilingual staff to ensure every patient receives quality care geared toward restoring and enhancing their smile
- Personalized custom-made dental appliances fabricated by a local, high-quality dental lab
- We only use the highest quality materials, most advanced technology, and first-rate dentistry practices
Professional & Experienced Dental Team in Jacksonville
Ask about our dental onlay procedures when you call to request your appointment. We gladly serve Jacksonville, Fl, and surrounding areas, including: Orange Park, San Marco, Southside, Middleburg, Neptune Beach, and all surrounding communities with our dental exams, cleaning and preventative solutions, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry services such as composite fillings, dental implants, and porcelain veneers.