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Serenity Family Dentistry – Inlays and Onlays

At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we specialize in providing our clients friendly service. If you think that you may need a dental crown or fillings, we may have other options to help repair your teeth through onlays and inlays.

Onlays and Inlays

When teeth are damaged or missing, your dentist may recommend a crown or to fill a cavity.But what happens when the tooth damage is too big to fill and too small to cap with a crown? When this happens, your dentist may recommend a dental inlay or an onlay. The procedures are close in nature depending on how big the tooth damage is.

When the tooth damage is too small for a crown, a dentist will need to drill excessively to accommodate the crown. An onlay fills that large cavity instead of using a crown. Smaller cavities can be filled with an inlay which also reduces excessive drilling.

Both procedures help restore teeth and can reduce more serious procedures like setting a crown later.

What Can I Expect In My Office Visit?

In your first onlay visit, your dentist and hygienist will go over the procedures. In this visit, they will prepare your tooth by cleaning and removing any decayed material. Like crowns, they will create a mold of the tooth to be repaired. Typically, you many need to wait a couple of weeks while the onlay is being made. Your dentist will install a temporary filling until your permanent onlay is ready. In your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary filling and insert the onlay.

For inlays, your first visit will also include prepping the tooth. The dentist will then fill the tooth area with a hardening resin.

Call us today at (704) 800-6695 schedule an appointment or register for an appointment.

At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we are creating beautiful smiles with a gentle touch.

Our Happy Customers

"I had my first crown put in this past month. SFD, was forever patient as I was dealing with a cough, and continually had to ask to stop for a moment. The team is kind, sweet, and very thorough in explaining what's going on, and the costs, before any work begins. We were honestly thinking of finding a dentist closer to our home, but the staff at SFD has made this drive worth it for my family."

Jim Jim

"Dr. Attaway and her team are thorough and compassionate. They explain procedures and reasons for treatment plans recommended. I was a patient of this clinic prior to Dr. Attaway's arrival, and am pleased that Debbie and Laura are still there, and the new additions are also very nice."

Erin Erin

"Debbie is a great and personable hygienist and Dr. Attaway is gentle and kind. They were very honest with me about my teeth and how I should take care of them. Dr. Attaway even recommended a new mouth wash so that I could hopefully avoid a cavity. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist."

Kimberly Kimberly
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