Inlays & Onlays Dental Fillings by Manassas SmilesAn Overview
Dr. Nadder Hassan recommends the use of an inlay or onlay for the treatment of advanced tooth decay. Inlays and onlays are designed to repair diseased tissue on large surface areas or in hard to reach cusps, especially on the molars. Inlays and onlays efficiently improve the stability and structure of a tooth that has been affected by decay. More comprehensive than a dental filling, but more conservative than a dental crown, inlays and onlays may allow Dr. Hassan to preserve the natural tooth and avoid tooth extraction.
Inlay VS. Onlay: What is the difference?
- Inlay- An inlay is designed to repair tooth decay or damage that affects a large surface area of the tooth. The inlay helps support the structure of the tooth and seals out future tooth decay.
- Onlay- An onlay is custom designed to fit into the cusp or crown of a tooth. The onlay is molded into the valleys of the tooth for a tight seal. Many patients develop cavities in the cusp of the molar because it can be difficult to thoroughly clean.
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Dr. Hassan is professional, courteous, considerate and a remarkable dentist. Dr. Hassan and the staff make you feel welcome, calm and treats you as if you are their only patient.Theresa H.
So thankful I saw this office and no other! I hadn't been to the dentist in over 2 years (dumb on my part) and received such great care here. Was really nervous, so much that I cried at least twice and the dentist and assistants made sure they made me…Kayli L.
Dr. Hassan and his staff are completely amazing! They really know how to make you feel like family. I am grateful to have found such an amazing Dentist, who's done such an amazing job. I would recommend Dr. Hassan to everyone!Beverly F.
The best dentist and support staff my family has ever encountered. I have a serious fear of dentists and Dr Hassan and his whole office has treated me with respect and understanding with solutions to my irrational craziness... They have managed my care with such kindness and empathy i feel…Ginette B.
Inlays & Onlays Dental Fillings by Manassas Smiles What to Expect
An inlay or onlay is custom designed to create a comfortable fit and secure bond. Inlay and onlays are bonded to the tooth surface or in the cusp of the tooth for a lasting fix for dental decay. Inlay and onlays are made from high-quality dental porcelain that reflects light just as natural teeth do for a more natural aesthetic result.
Dr. Hassan will remove all diseased or decayed tissue from the affected tooth. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the inlay or onlay. The restoration is permanently bonded to the tooth sealing out future decay.