At Hastings Family Dental, we are dedicated to providing our patients with restorative dental solutions that not only improve oral health but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of their smiles. Dental inlays and onlays are an excellent example of such treatments, offering a conservative yet effective approach to repairing teeth that have suffered from moderate decay or damage. Unlike full crowns, inlays and onlays allow for more of the natural tooth structure to be preserved, making them an ideal choice for patients seeking a balance between durability and minimal invasiveness.

The process of dental and inlays involves:

  1. Assessment: Our first step is to assess the extent of tooth decay or damage to determine if an inlay or onlay is the most appropriate treatment.
  2. Preparation: We then carefully remove the damaged or decayed areas of the tooth, preparing it for the inlay or onlay.
  3. Impression: An impression of your tooth is taken, which is sent to a dental lab where your custom inlay or onlay is crafted from porcelain, composite resin or gold, based on your specific needs and aesthetic preferences.
  4. Fitting and Bonding: Once your inlay or onlay is ready, our dentists will fit it onto your tooth and bond it securely in place, ensuring a perfect match with your natural tooth structure.
  5. Polishing: The final step involves polishing the inlay or onlay for a smooth finish that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Benefits of dental inlays and onlays:

  • A natural look that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth, thanks to the use of materials that match the color of your tooth.
  • Increased strength and durability for the treated tooth, potentially extending its life.
  • A conservative approach that preserves more of your natural tooth structure compared to crowns.
  • Resistance to staining and easier cleaning, contributing to better oral hygiene.

If you are experiencing tooth decay or damage and are looking for a restorative solution that offers both strength and beauty, dental inlays and onlays in Hastings and Doniphan, Nebraska, might be the perfect option. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raul Franco, Dr. Allison Kern, Dr. Chuck Bauer or Dr. Tressa Gloystein and learn more about how we can restore your smile to its natural beauty and function.