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Dental Inlays & Onlays

Exploring the Benefits and Applications of Dental Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are innovative restorative solutions that combine the precision of traditional fillings with the durability of dental crowns. At Family Dental Group we recognize the importance of preserving the natural structure of your teeth while ensuring long-lasting oral health. In this article, we delve into the realm of dental inlays and onlays, exploring their benefits, applications, and how these advanced restorations contribute to your overall well-being.

Understanding Dental Inlays & Onlays: What Sets Them Apart

Dental inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations crafted from durable materials like porcelain or composite resin. They are designed to address moderate to severe tooth decay or damage that extends beyond what a standard dental filling can repair. These restorations offer an effective alternative to traditional crowns, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.

The Benefits of Dental Inlays & Onlays

  1. Preservation of Tooth Structure: Inlays and onlays require minimal alteration of your natural tooth, preserving more healthy structure compared to dental crowns.
  2. Durable and Long-Lasting: Crafted from resilient materials, inlays and onlays are designed to withstand the forces of chewing and provide lasting durability.
  3. Aesthetic Appeal: The materials used for inlays and onlays can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  4. Precision Fit: Inlays and onlays are custom-made to precisely fit the prepared cavity, promoting optimal function and comfort.

Applications of Dental Inlays & Onlays

  1. Moderate Tooth Decay: When decay affects a portion of the tooth that’s too extensive for a filling but not severe enough for a crown, inlays and onlays are an ideal solution.
  2. Fractured Teeth: Inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth that have experienced fractures or damage, providing strength and stability.

The Dental Inlays & Onlays Procedure at Family Dental Group

  1. Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough consultation at Family Dental Group. Dr. Annette Dusseau will assess your oral health and determine if dental inlays or onlays are suitable for your needs.
  2. Treatment Plan: A personalized treatment plan will be developed, outlining the procedure and materials best suited for your restoration.
  3. Preparation and Impression: The damaged or decayed portion of your tooth will be removed, and an impression will be taken to create your custom inlay or onlay.
  4. Temporary Restoration: While your permanent restoration is being crafted, a temporary restoration will be placed to protect your tooth.
  5. Permanent Restoration: Once your custom restoration is ready, it will be precisely placed and bonded to your tooth.

Financial Assistance for Dental Inlays & Onlays

At Family Dental Group, we understand that achieving optimal dental health should be accessible. We offer a range of financial assistance options to accommodate your needs:

  • Preferred Provider for Most Insurance Plans: Our practice is a preferred provider for most insurance plans, alleviating concerns about out-of-network coverage.
  • Rubicare Membership Program: Enhance your savings with the Rubicare membership program. Sign up at Rubicare.com for only $79 per year per individual and save up to 25%-50% off dental treatment. With dozens of participating providers across Montana, you can enjoy valuable discounts.
  • Flexible Payment Options: We accept major credit cards and cash payments for your convenience.
  • CareCredit Financing: Through CareCredit, we provide financing solutions to make your dental experience stress-free and comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Inlays & Onlays

  1. Are dental inlays and onlays noticeable?
    Dental inlays and onlays can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your natural smile.
  2. How long do dental inlays and onlays last?
    With proper care, dental inlays and onlays can last for many years, providing durable and reliable restorations.
  3. Do dental inlays and onlays require special care?
    No special care is required; simply maintain good oral hygiene practices and attend regular dental check-ups for longevity.
  4. Is the procedure painful?
    The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout.

Contact Family Dental Group for Precision Restorations

For patients seeking durable, aesthetic, and minimally invasive solutions for tooth decay or damage, dental inlays and onlays at Family Dental Group offer an ideal choice. Reach out to schedule a consultation with Dr. Annette Dusseau and explore the benefits of these advanced restorations. With our commitment to preserving your natural tooth structure and promoting your overall dental health, we’re here to provide exceptional care that ensures both function and beauty in your smile.

Amazing Customers

Excellent Dentist in Jason T Knable and Exceptional Staff. He put on 2 ???? Crowns on the same day-!-
Mark Alan Henley
On trip to Yellowstone I broke a tooth. Family Dental to the rescue. Thank you Dr. Knable, Kendra, and all the staff who were friendly, helpful, and totally professional. I needed a crown and it was all done in a few hours. The crown feels perfect and I can smile again. Thank you!
Gigi de Jong
Stunning, professional dental office that responded so quickly when an old filling fractured. They got me in right away and the process of getting that same-day crown was simply amazing. The dentist was fabulous, the assistants were incredible and the crown fit the first time it was put in. This is a happy place – the day I was there it was clear everyone was enjoying their work, enjoying the patients and enjoying each other. Incredibly positive and professional experience.!
N. N.
I have been going to Family Dental for about 15 yrs. I have always been happy w\ the great, friendly service! I have never had a bad experience and all of the staff are wonderful and very pleasant! I will continue to use Family Dental for my dental needs.
Chad Elliott
This is the best dentist office I have ever been to! I used to be scared to go to the dentist because of previous terrible experiences – I feel comfortable at family dental!!
Shannon Brewer
Both the dentist and hygienist were very kind and extremely understanding and helpful about dental anxiety. I didn’t feel judged or uncomfortable at all about the state of my teeth. I will absolutely be coming back if I have any more issues with my teeth. The best dental visit I have ever had, even though my filling turned into a tooth extraction (that they did right there in the office, as comfortably as possible, after offering a call to an oral surgeon if I decided I would feel more comfortable under sedation). I’m glad I stuck it out and let them take care of it!
Katelyn Diggs
Annette Dusseau went above and beyond to accommodate my medical needs by placing a temporary crown and helping with an expedited permanent crown. She was thorough and explained everything she was doing. I highly recommend this office!
Shawn Hiesterman

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