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Scarsdale, NY 10583

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For a filling that restores damaged teeth, consider inlays and onlays.

Dental Inlays and Onlays In Westchester NY

Dental inlays and onlays repair teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracks and fractures. Our patients that need a dental inlay or onlay work typically need more than a composite filling, but aren’t needing a dental crown. This allows your dentist to conserve more of the patient's original tooth structure.

The advancements in dental inlays and onlays make it possible for you to have a beautiful smile, even if you have cavities. In the past, dentists would use metal fillings to treat cavities. The metal fillings were hard to hide and could be a source of embarrassment for the patient. Today there are dental inlays that match your tooth color. Some people like to replace their existing metal fillings to have them look more natural. If you are interested in replacing your metal fillings, contact us today to schedule an appointment! Our dental inlays and onlays option makes it possible to have an effective and subtle dental restoration.

What Are Dental Inlays

Dr. Brisman showing a patient what can be done to fix their teeth at our Westchester Dental Practice

If You Have Damaged Or Cracked Teeth, Dental Inlays and Onlays Are An Attractive and Simple Solution.

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Dental inlays repair the chewing surface of your tooth. You can have your inlays created of tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin. If you’re feeling particularly fancy, you could also choose gold. Most inlays are more durable than the composite or amalgam fillings. They are also less expensive than a crown.

How Does It Work?

When it’s time to get an inlay, we need to send the exact specifications of the tooth to our in-house laboratory. First, we will remove the decayed portion of your tooth. Then we create an impression of your tooth and send it off. We will give you a temporary restoration while your permanent inlays are created. The temporary restoration protects your teeth and allows you to chew safely and comfortably. Once we receive your inlays back from the laboratory we will make sure that they fit properly and are comfortable.

Good oral hygiene is just as important for your dental inlays as it is for your natural teeth. We want to make sure you maintain your dental health by brushing and flossing every day. Regular dental visits to our office allow us to catch any dental problems while they are still in the early stages.

Dental Onlays

Another restoration technique that our office offers is dental onlays. Sometimes they are called indirect fillings. Onlays offers patients a stronger, well-fitting and longer lasting repair for tooth decay or other structural damage.

Onlays are also created in our dental lab before it we fit and bond it to a damaged tooth. Unlike an inlay, an onlay covers an entire biting surface or one or more points of a tooth. Onlays can be made from various materials like porcelain and resin. At our office, it can take two visits to complete an onlay.

Our Onlay Process

At your visit, we will take molded impressions of your teeth. We’ll send this impression to our lab, and our experienced technicians will create your custom onlay. In the meantime, we will create a temporary onlay to protect your teeth until the permanent onlay is ready. At your second visit, we will remove the temporary onlay and place your permanent onlay. We will check your bite and make sure that your onlay is smooth and fits correctly. Finally, we will bond the onlay onto your tooth and polish the edges.

A dental onlay offers our patients a less expensive alternative to a full coverage crown. We will save as much of your healthy tooth as we can when you get an onlay.

Why Choose Us For Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Dr. Brisman showing a Westechester dental patient the difference of dental inlays and onlays

Unlike dental crowns, inlays and onlays preserve more of the natural tooth. In order to do it correctly, you need a skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist that can correctly create and place the onlays. And, thanks to our in-house dental laboratory, you can expect your permanent inlays and onlays sooner than other dental offices, and made to the dentist's exact specifications.

When you come into our Scarsdale or Chappaqua offices, you can expect attentive dentists and team members, who will listen carefully to your concerns. If you are a candidate for dental inlays and onlays, our dentists will work to make sure they are created and placed so they can last longer. Want to know if you are a candidate? Call us today!

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What Are The Benefits?


Inlays & Onlays Are Less Expensive Than A Dental Crown or Dental Implant. They Preserve Your Natural Tooth.

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There are many benefits to choosing dental inlays and onlays.

As you can see, there are many benefits in choosing dental inlays and onlays. The quality of inlays and onlays far surpasses that of metal fillings.

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At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, our dentists are experienced in diagnosing the need for and placing dental inlays and onlays. Our new location in Chappaqua, NY also offers this service, performed by our cosmetic dentists. The dental team in both locations work hard daily to make each patient’s experience a good one. If you would like to learn more about dental inlays and onlays, please contact us today! We have some of the best dentists in Westchester and look forward to meeting with you soon.


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