Beverly Hills Inlays & Onlays Procedure
Inlays and onlays are typically a two visit procedure, whereas a dental filling is molded to the tooth during the visit.
The filling, decay and/or damage is removed from the tooth and the prosthodontist will use a putty to take an impression. Local anesthesia is often used during this step. This impression is then sent to a lab where the new inlay or onlay is fabricated into either gold, ceramic or a resin material. While the impression is at the lab your prosthodontist will place a temporary restoration to protect your tooth from further decay and damage.
During the next dental visit the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth. The temporary restoration is removed and the inlay or onlay is placed on the tooth to make sure it is a smooth, snug fit. Dr. Shlosberg will also make sure no occlusion issues are taking place before bonding. Once Dr. Shlosberg deems the restoration satisfactory, it is bonded and polished. If you are needing a dental onlay procedure, know they are a bit more extensive than an inlay procedure. If you believe you are in need of dental inlays and onlays in Beverly Hills, consult the dental implant office of Secure Smiles.