WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Are Inlays and Onlays require two appointments because they are custom-made in a dental lab. At the first visit, we will prepare your tooth by removing your tooth decay and/or old filling and cleaning the area. We will take a dental impression and send it to our dental lab so that a technician can create a custom Inlay or Onlay for you. Dr. Emelia Herman will determine the best material to use, but in most cases, teeth that show when you smile or speak can have a white restoration. Back teeth incur extreme pressure, so a metal Inlay or Onlay may be recommended. You’ll wear a temporary until the lab delivers your final restoration. At the second appointment, Dr. Herman will remove your temporary restoration and permanently cement your final Inlay or Onlay into position. After polishing and modifying the restoration as necessary to ensure proper bite alignment, you’ll enjoy your stronger, healthier smile for years to come.