Shelburne Dentist, Dentist in Shelburne, VT

Shelburne, VT Dentist | Dentist in Shelburne, VT

30 Shelburne Shopping Park
Shelburne, VT 05482

(802) 985-3500

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 inlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.

When we have decided to go ahead with an inlay or onlay, we will set aside about one and a half hours for the entire process. The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. Once we have removed the decay, we will take an optical impression of the tooth. This impression will be sent wirelessly to our lab where your new restoration will be milled . Once ready , we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration , thus eliminating the need for a temporary restoration . The inlay/onlay will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new restoration feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the inlay/onlay into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.