Inlay & OnlayAn Overview
In the presence of tooth decay covering a large surface area or tucked deep in the crevices of a molar, an inlay or onlay can offer a conservative treatment option to restore the integrity of the tooth. A conservative alternative to a dental crown, inlay, and onlays are more comprehensive than a dental filling.
Dr. Gil custom designs dental inlay and onlays for the treatment of tooth decay at his Hamilton Dental Designs office in Allentown, PA. Dr. Gil always strives to provide patients with the most effective, least invasive treatment option that will improve their oral health long term.
Dr. Gil is amazing!!! After years of not going to the dentist due to fear (because of a bad childhood experience), Dr. Gil and his staff are warm, caring, and gentle. I wouldn't trust ANYONE else!! He takes his time to make you feel comfortable, everything is explained to you…Tiffanie C.
I've always had fear and anxiety when going to the dentist. I can finally say that I no longer have a fear of going to the dentist since I came to Hamilton Dental Designs. The staff is caring, professional and they do their utmost to make you feel as comfortable…Lisa HK
The Greatest Experience. Staff made me feel super comfortable and at ease. Karen at the front desk is very professional and welcoming. Melissa gave me a tour of the facilities and did my cleaning. After explaining my anxiety about past experience with "bad" dentists in the past she put me…Kelsey G.
I had just moved to the area and it had been a few years since I had been to the dentist. Melisa, Dr. Gil and the whole staff was welcoming, kind and very comforting. The office is beautiful and clean and really lovely. I felt like I was going to…Gina G.
Inlay & Onlay What to Expect
A local anesthetic may be administered prior to treatment for your optimal comfort. Dr. Gil then removes any decayed tissue from the infected tooth and thoroughly cleans the surface of the tooth. The tooth is prepared for the custom inlay or onlay to be set and bonded in place.
What is an inlay?
An inlay is a dental restoration used to treat tooth decay present on the contour of the surface of the tooth. Inlays are typically used to treat large surface areas of decay that are too advanced for a traditional dental filling.
The inlay restoration is custom designed and is color matched to blend seamlessly with the natural tooth. Once set, the inlay is polished to a natural shine. The inlay will seal out the future decay and is stain resistant for a lasting and beautiful result.
What is an onlay?
An onlay is like a partial dental crown and is commonly used as a conservative alternative to a full crown. The onlay is used to restore a tooth with decay in the top part or crown of the tooth. This area tends to have many small crevices that can be difficult to clean making it a common place for cavities to form.
An onlay is custom designed to fit the crevices and contours of the crown of molar or tooth. The onlay will be securely bonded to the tooth for smooth and comfortable finish.