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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are lab-made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling. The process of making an inlay is very similar to a crown. After the tooth is prepared, it is cemented or bonded to the tooth.

inlays and onlay in West LibertyThere are different materials that inlays are made of, including gold, porcelain, and composite resins. Porcelain and composite inlays and onlays are cosmetic alternatives to fillings and are very strong compared to regular white fillings. Gold inlays and onlays are also suitable alternatives, but their appearance makes them less popular.

Your dentist will explain when an inlay or onlay is a viable treatment option for you. In general, inlays and onlays can replace most back teeth fillings and are sometimes cosmetically preferred over conventional fillings. At the same time, they are more conservative than crowns.

As far as cost is concerned, because the process of making an inlay or onlay is similar to a crown, its cost is also comparable. But when considering the longevity of inlays and onlays, they can end up costing less than traditional fillings.

If you have any questions about inlays and onlays and you live in or around Muscatine or West Liberty, give us a call today!

Muscatine Office 2202 Houser St.
Muscatine IA 52761
(563) 288-2612
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
By Special Appointment
Saturday
By Special Appointment
Sunday
Closed
West Liberty Office 1205 N. Columbus St. Hwy #6
West Liberty IA 52776
(319) 627-2612
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
By Special Appointment
Saturday
By Special Appointment
Sunday
Closed