An onlay restoration is a customized filling designed from composite resins, ceramics, or gold. They can be used to repair teeth that have been impaired by decay or trauma or fillings which have deteriorated. Onlays are also considered partial crowns, and very minimal enamel structure is required for their placement. They are practically similar to the inlay restorations, except they conceal more chewing cusps of an affected tooth. Onlays restorations are highly durable and can last for many years.
At Red Rock Dental, we strive to preserve as many healthy teeth as possible while giving you the most brilliant smile. We offer various onlay compositions to best suit your needs and preferences.
An onlay procedure usually requires two dental visits. Our dentists will numb the tooth with local anesthesia during your first visit and remove any old filling materials and existing tooth decay. We will carefully prepare and shape the area to make room for the onlay restoration. Then we will take accurate impressions of the prepared tooth and use them to craft your customized onlay restoration at our dental lab. Meanwhile, a temporary acrylic onlay will be fixed over the prepared tooth to protect it until your new restoration.
Once your new onlay restoration is ready, you will have to come in for your placement. The tooth will be meticulously cleaned and polished, and then the onlay restoration is precisely bonded into position. A few adjustments are made to ensure a proper fit and a comfortable bite if necessary.
To learn more about our onlay restorations, visit the Red Rock Dental office at 900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140, Las Vegas, NV 89144. You can also reach us at (702) 243-8788 and schedule an appointment.