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What exactly is an onlay?


Posted on 6/5/2023 by Joseph Kabaklian DDS
What exactly is an onlay?For many people, onlays are a novel sort of dental surgery. For your dental health and cosmetic concerns, it may be a better alternative than a filling or crown. Teeth that are broken or decaying can cause discomfort and infection.

These illnesses may also have an impact on your smile and appearance; therefore, onlays can help you deal with these issues. Learning about Onlays can help you make an informed dental care decision. You will also find it easier to go through the treatment.

The Most Common Causes and Symptoms of Dental Disorders


A general dentist routinely sees patients with various oral health conditions. Cavities are a regular occurrence. These occur due to bacterial invasion and subsequent degradation of the enamel layer.

The decay can spread farther into the tooth, resulting in more decay and eventual tooth loss. Due to the thinning of the enamel, decay can also cause teeth to crack, chip, or break. When brushing and flossing are not done correctly, bacteria build up on the teeth—plaque and tartar form.

Biting into hard items or receiving a blow to the face can cause physical harm. It is a regular occurrence in sports-related accidents and injuries.

The procedure


The patient will need X-rays and impressions when the general dentist diagnoses the necessity for an onlay. These images demonstrate to the technician how the onlay should be made, down to the smallest detail.

The patient must return to the office after the onlay is complete. During the procedure, the dentist will anesthetize the patient's afflicted area.

To prepare the tooth for the onlay, the dentist will remove any decay and bacteria from the tooth. Finally, the dentist will bond the piece to the tooth and polish it and smooth it to perfection. Call or email us to set up an appointment today.

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