Inlays & Onlays Improving Smiles

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Fillings are a conservative dental restoration option for patients who have minor dental irregularities, and dental crowns repair extensive tooth decay or trauma. What about dental damage that falls somewhere between the two ends of this spectrum? Inlays and onlays allow our team to offer the most conservative treatment and preserve the greatest amount of natural tooth enamel. Not every patient should consider an inlay or onlay, but Leading Edge Dentistry will carefully examine patients’ smiles, answer questions, and recommend the treatment option that’s right for each patient’s unique smile. Inlays and onlays are often recommended to replace damaged fillings or as a conservative replacement for amalgam fillings.

Inlays and onlays both offer moderate restoration for damaged smiles, but they are used for unique dental repair purposes. Inlays are used to restore teeth with decay or damage between the cusps (raised portions on the biting surfaces) of teeth. Onlays are restorations that repair one or more cusps. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are precisely designed and crafted in our dental lab, so patients should plan for at least two visits. During the initial appointment, we prepare the tooth, gather dental impressions, and place a temporary restoration. Once the custom inlay or onlay is returned to our team, patients exchange the temporary for the higher quality custom restoration.

What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Matt Dubois
Matt Dubois
March 13, 2024
I started with Leading Edge Dentistry last year after 6 years without going to the dentist and a couple of decades of bad dentist experiences. Leading Edge team and Dr. Patel is nice, always smiling, always takes time to explain, and does great work. Her team is always supportive and very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and Leading Edge! They have been great to get my teeth back in shape and not dread the dentist.
taylor scott
taylor scott
March 12, 2024
best of the best. Super friendly and caring staff, and amazing doctor / nurses / hygienists. I used to dread going to the dentist but it doesn't even phase me anymore since going to Leading Edge. Oh and the longest I've EVER waited was maybe 15 minutes and they apologized for running late. Normally it's less than 5 minutes. I recommend this place to everyone!
cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Jane Sullivan
Jane Sullivan
March 29, 2022
Dr. Howard has been my dentist for many years. He and his staff are always welcoming, knowledgeable and highly competent, while ensuring my comfort and health.
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
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