Orlando Inlays & Onlays

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If you have a big filling that needs replacement, you may have been told you will simply have to get a complete crown. Dr. Patel prefers to use the least invasive, most conservative route whenever possible, and offers inlays and onlays along with other cosmetic dentistry treatments in Orlando.

Candidates for inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays provide a restored chewing surface for a damaged tooth, and are appropriate for use when:

  • A cusp of the tooth is cracked or broken
  • A large cavity that extends across the surface of the tooth needs filling
  • Old fillings have cracked or fallen out, or there is decay under the filling

Benefits of inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays fit into a tooth like a filling, yet they are customized restorations, much like a crown. The bumps on top of a tooth are called cusps. Inlays fit between cusps, while onlays fit over one or more cusps. Inlays and onlays allow:

  • Patients to retain more natural tooth structure, which is always best
  • A more customized option than a filling
  • Reduced need for a crown
  • A more affordable option than a crown

Not every situation is right for an inlay or onlay, but Dr. Patel will assess your problem and determine the best solution for you.

The inlay and onlay process

Because they are created in a lab like a crown, inlays and onlays require two appointments. At the first visit, we will prepare your tooth by removing your tooth decay or old filling and cleaning the area. We will take a dental impression and send it to our lab so that a technician can create a custom inlay or onlay for you.

Dr. Patel 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 undergo extreme pressure, so a gold or porcelain inlay or onlay may be indicated. You’ll wear a temporary covering until the lab delivers your final restoration.

At the second appointment, Dr. Patel will remove the covering 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.

Think an inlay or onlay might be what you need? Call our office or use this form to request a consultation with Dr. Patel.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Tracey Harrison
Tracey Harrison
April 26, 2023
I love Dynamic Smile! Dr. Patel is awesome, so kind, so smart, compassionate and always goes the extra mile for her patients. Eileen, my hygienist is amazing! Everyone there, I feel so spoiled! Even my daughter said, “Wow! It’s like me Peds dentist who spoiled me with games and videos, did not even know they were working on my teeth! But on the adult side now! Love you all!
Ann Recatto
Ann Recatto
March 29, 2023
Dynamic Smile is the best! The entire team is amazing. I actually love going to the dentist.
Eric J
Eric J
March 28, 2023
I love the new folks there and their care, service, and attitude are the best ever! Tina gave me my best cleaning ever and Dr. Patel was kind and honest - she said lets watch a few things. Of course no visit could go unpunished a bit... floss more!!!
Emmanuel Diaz
Emmanuel Diaz
March 23, 2023
This is the best dentist I’ve ever been too. Everyone is super nice & Dr. Patel is awesome! They really care about you as a patient and treat you like family!!
Scott Mallwitz
Scott Mallwitz
March 21, 2023
Amazing practice - welcoming staff, skillful technicians and thoughtful, compassionate care. A wonderful experience.
Natalie Laing
Natalie Laing
March 15, 2023
Dr. Patel designed the most beautiful and realistic restorations for me. The entire staff is professional, patient and kind. They make sure you are comfortable during the entire procedure. They even created a Playlist of me favorite music for me to listen to during the procedure. Dr. Patel even put lipstick on me so I could be sure I was happy with my new smile. The whole procedure was a great experience from beginning to end. I'll be returning as a patient for the rest of my dental care.😍😍😍
Anthony Sims
Anthony Sims
March 10, 2023
Dr Patel and her staff are the best in the business! My Invisalign results are amazing!
Dr. Ruth D Edwards
Dr. Ruth D Edwards
February 28, 2023
DSD has taken care of my teeth for over 20 years, primarily Dr. Puig. Welcoming environment, customer oriented staff, skilled dental professionals. Looking forward to working with Dr. Patel.

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