Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Bixby Knolls, CA

Dental inlays and onlays in Bixby Knolls are two ways to restore damaged teeth. These restorations can help preserve tooth structure compromised by dental decay, cracks, or mild-to-moderate cusp fractures.

Your North Long Beach cosmetic dentist can ensure beautiful results by creating custom porcelain inlays and onlays.

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What Are Porcelain Onlays and Inlays in Bixby Knolls?

If you’ve been diagnosed with dental decay or a cracked tooth, you might think your only options are fillings or a crown. Actually, your dentist has a few more options for you: beautiful custom porcelain inlays and onlays. How do they differ from other restorations?

Porcelain Inlays

Porcelain inlays are like fillings in that they fill a tooth that’s decayed. Your dentist removes the decay and prepares the tooth for a restoration.

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At that point, they can either place soft composite resin material, shape it, and cure it with a UV light. Or they can take an impression of your tooth (either with impression material or a digital camera and a CAD/CAM program and machine) to fabricate a porcelain inlay.

A porcelain inlay is a good option because porcelain is more stain-resistant than composite resin. Inlays are made to fit your tooth perfectly and are bonded with a permanent material so that the inlay can last decades longer than a filling.

Additionally, using strong porcelain with a permanent bonding material can help seal the tooth and add strength, helping prevent recurrent decay and breakdown of the tooth.

Porcelain Onlays

A dental inlay only fills the tooth – it doesn’t repair damaged cusps. If you have a cracked or fractured cusp (or cusps), you’ll need a porcelain onlay.

Dental onlays are similar to dental crowns. A dental crown can restore teeth with severe fractures, extensive decay, root canal treatment, or very little structure left. Porcelain onlays are for teeth with moderate cracks, mild-to-moderate decay, and/or a simple fractured cusp.

By choosing a porcelain onlay, your dentist can save the healthy tooth structure, using the onlay to preserve and strengthen it.

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How Much Do Porcelain Inlays
and Onlays in Bixby Knolls Cost?

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Porcelain inlays and onlays range from $700 to $1500 per restoration.

Porcelain inlays or onlays can cost from approximately $700 to $1300. Your dental insurance plan may help with these costs. We also offer affordable financing plans at Dentist of Torrance.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Inlays and Onlays?

Many insurance companies don’t cover dental inlays and onlays. If an insurance company is willing to pay a portion of a porcelain inlay or onlay, they’ll typically pay around 50% of the cost (up to your annual maximum).

Talk to our team to learn more about your insurance coverage and discuss payment plans and financing options.

Protect, Restore, and Preserve Your Teeth with Dental Inlays and Onlays

Your Dentist of Bixby Knolls dental team wants to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. We offer the highest-quality restorative options so patients can feel confident that our work will last for years. With good home care, regular visits to your North Long Beach cosmetic dentist, and exceptional restorative work, you can maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Get The Permanent Solution
to Dental Decay And Damage

Contact Dentist of Bixby Knolls at (562) 287-5175 to learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays.