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Taylor Family Dental | Inlays and Onlays in Abington

Taylor Family Dental

790 Northern Boulevard
Abington Professional Plaza, Suite L

South Abington Township, PA 18411

          Dr. Andrew Taylor, DDS | Dr. Aldan Lori, DDS

Inlays and Onlays

 

Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.

The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won't be able to tell the difference.

Taylor Family Dental in Abington PA
 
 
 
Abington Dentist | Inlays and Onlays. Andrew Taylor is a Abington Dentist.