Inlays & Onlays in Los Angeles, CA

Inlays & Onlays in Los Angeles, CA

Dental inlays and onlays are used to repair and restore mild to moderately damaged back teeth. Your Los Angeles may choose an inlay or onlay over a dental crown to fix a cracked or fractured tooth that is not severely damaged.

Dental Inlays & Onlays

The best candidates for restoration with an inlay or onlay have too much tooth decay or damage to be treated successfully with a dental filling, but still, have enough healthy tooth structure to avoid a crown.

Inlays & Onlays vs. Metal Fillings

There are even more benefits to using dental inlays and onlays instead of amalgam fillings, including:

  • Dental inlays and dental onlays are extremely durable. This type of dental restoration is crafted from strong, hard-wearing materials which can last up to three decades.
  • Unlike metal fillings that have been known to reduce tooth strength by up to 50 percent, inlays and onlays can provide 75 percent more added strength and support.
  • The added strength and protection can prolong the life of the treated tooth and prevent then need for future dental treatments.
  • Dental inlays and onlays can replace missing or worn down old fillings. The material is like a dental filling and adjusts to the form of the inside cusps of a tooth. A dental onlay extends further and is a more extensive restoration than a filling.

During the first of two appointments, your Los Angeles dentist removes existing fillings that need to be replaced, under local anesthesia. Dr. Kreymer then takes a mold of your tooth and sends it to an outside lab. When the new dental inlay or dental onlay is received, it is cemented in place at your second visit. Crafted of porcelain or composite material, the restoration will blend in perfectly with the treated area and the surrounding teeth. Dental inlays and onlays are an easy procedure to offer at this Los Angeles office.

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Dr. Anna Kreymer

Dr. Anna Kreymer, a 26 year resident of Los Angeles, proudly serves the local community in which she was raised and educated from primary through graduate schools.

Dr. Anna Kreymer