Porcelain Inlays and Outlays Carson CA
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Carson CA

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Carson, CA

Porcelain inlays and onlays in Carson are essentially porcelain fillings. Instead of using the silver amalgam fillings of yesteryear or the modern composite resins, your Carson dentist can create a custom-fit porcelain filling. While porcelain inlays and onlays cost more than composite fillings, they have many benefits that make them well worth the cost.

Are Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Good Dental Filling Alternatives?

Inlays and onlays are excellent alternatives to fillings for multiple reasons. The benefits of porcelain inlays and onlays in Carson include:

  • Porcelain looks like a real tooth, so your restoration will look completely natural
  • They’re bonded to the tooth, making them stronger than fillings, particularly old amalgam fillings that are just packed into the tooth
  • Porcelain is hard, durable, and will help your restorations last much longer than traditional filling options

How Do Inlays and Onlays Differ from Fillings and Crowns?

Dental inlays are very similar to dental fillings, except that they are made of porcelain and use a different bonding system to make them adhere to the tooth.

Dental onlays are similar to dental crowns in that they cover the top of the tooth. However, they don’t cover the sides of the tooth down to the gumline like dental crowns. Typically, they only cover part of the tooth’s cusp in addition to the biting surface.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Carson CA
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Dentist Carson CA

Is Getting Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Painful?

We’ll make sure you’re thoroughly numb before proceeding with your inlay/onlay preparation appointment.

Once you’re numb, you shouldn’t experience any pain during the procedure. You might experience some pressure as we work on the tooth but no pain.

After your procedure, you might experience a bit of gum or tooth soreness. Any discomfort should resolve within a day or two. Over-the-counter painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications can help, as can warm salt-water rinses every few hours.

Can I Be Sedated During My Dental Procedure?

Your Carson cosmetic dentist provides several sedation options depending on our patient’s needs. These include:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral sedatives
  • IV sedation (general anesthesia)

Typically, oral sedatives or nitrous oxide are used for this type of procedure. However, some patients with severe dental anxiety/phobia or those with certain developmental disabilities might be more comfortable being completely asleep during the procedure. In these cases, we would discuss the option of general anesthesia.

How Much Do Porcelain Inlays and Onlays in Carson Cost?

The cost of a porcelain inlay or onlay depends on how big it is and how much tooth surface it restores. The more extensive the restoration, the higher the cost.

Your Carson dental team will give you an exact estimate – including how much you can expect your insurance company to pay toward the restoration. Some insurance companies provide a percentage of coverage for these restorations while others do not.

Once we have your estimate, we’ll work with you to create a payment plan that works with your budget, including outside financing options.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Carson CA

Are Porcelain Inlays and Onlays in Carson Right for You?

We love providing our patients with the best preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. That is why we will take the time to consider all your needs and your cosmetic and oral health goals before providing you with a treatment plan.

Learning about your needs and wants – and considering them along with your dental health needs – help your Carson cosmetic dentist create a treatment plan that is just as unique as you are. We’ll help you choose the best procedures for your needs so you can feel confident with your investment.

We’ll Answer All Your Dental Questions

Do you have questions about dental inlays and onlays in Carson – or any other cosmetic procedure for that matter? We’re here to help! Contact us today to schedule a consultation with your Carson cosmetic dentist.


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