Onlays & Inlaysin Luck, WI

Restore Your Healthy, Functional Smile

Over time, teeth can become damaged or decayed, making simple tasks like chewing, speaking, and even smiling a challenge. Whether due to dental trauma or oral health issues, damaged teeth can lead to further health complications.

Inlays and onlays are unique fillings that can help restore your tooth’s function and appearance. At Luck Dental Clinic, Dr. Clemenson is proud to offer these restorations for patients whose tooth damage is too severe for a filling but not severe enough for a dental crown.

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are custom-crafted fillings made out of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. These custom fillings can help restore part of a decayed or damaged tooth. Often referred to as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are popular cosmetic treatments permanently cemented onto the tooth.

There’s a bit of a difference between an onlay and an inlay. Inlays fill the area between your tooth cusps, while onlays cover the cusps. Unlike dental crowns, inlays and onlays only restore the part of your tooth that’s been damaged.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

These unique types of fillings come with a host of benefits, such as:

  • Preserves natural tooth structure
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Stain-resistance
  • Doesn’t require a special cleaning routine
  • Maintain their shape over time

When Are Inlays and Onlays Necessary?

Dr. Clemenson may recommend either an inlay or onlay to solve several dental issues, such as:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings
  • Cosmetic enhancements

At your initial consultation, Dr. Clemenson will assess your situation and determine which treatment is best for you. Inlays and onlays are versatile treatments that can be used for several dental problems. Contact our Luck office at (715) 472-2211 to learn if these restorations may benefit you.

The Inlay and Onlay Process

Patients can receive an inlay or onlay in as few as two visits to our Luck dental office. Dr. Clemenson will begin by removing any infected tissues from the tooth to prepare it for restoration.

Once the tooth is ready, your Luck dentist will take an impression of the area to create the onlay or inlay. You’ll return to our Luck office once your permanent restoration is ready. Dr. Clemenson will place a temporary restoration in the meantime.

Dr. Clemenson will remove the temporary onlay or inlay before meticulously cleaning your tooth. She’ll then attach your inlay or onlay, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a natural and comfortable fit. You’re then ready to show off your restored smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

Luck Dental Clinic

308 1st Street South
Luck, WI 54853

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
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8am – 5pm
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Let Dr. Clemenson Rejuvenate Your Smile

Inlays and onlays are exceptional restorations for larger tooth areas that can prevent you from needing an entire dental crown. To learn more about your restoration options, call our Luck dental practice at (715) 472-2211 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to helping you on your journey to a restored smile!