Inlays and Onlays in Detroit, MI

Inlays and Onlays in Detroit, MI

Do you have one or more large cavities that need to be filled? Depending on the size and depth of the cavity, our experienced dentists near you may place a filling, inlay, onlay, or crown to seal the gap.

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays in Detroit, MI are used for larger cavities, where fillings may not serve the purpose. Inlays and onlays are different in that inlays fill the area between the cusps while onlays fill the cusps themselves.

If you have a cavity or gap that needs to be sealed, please contact My Detroit Dentist for evaluation, diagnosis, and restorative treatment.

How Much Do Inlays and Onlays Cost?

Since inlays are used to cover smaller cavities, they are generally less expensive than onlays, which are larger. The costs may vary between $650 to $1200 per tooth, depending on its size and material. Inlays and onlays near you can be made of gold, porcelain, or ceramic.

In most cases, the placement of inlays and onlays does not require the use of local anesthesia. However, if you experience heightened sensitivity, we will apply some numbing gel to minimize any discomfort. Our experienced dentists in Detroit, MI will help you determine the most suitable type of inlays or onlays for your needs.

How Long Do Inlays and Onlays Last?

Like any dental prosthetic, inlays and onlays can last for more than 15 years with proper care. Several factors can affect the lifespan of inlays and onlays:

  1. Bite Force – Patients with a stronger bite force may need to replace the inlays or onlays sooner due to higher wear and tear levels.
  2. Teeth Grinding – If you grind your teeth in your sleep (bruxism), the inlays or onlays may experience premature wear and tear; mouthguards may help in these cases.
  3. Oral Hygiene Lack of adequate cleaning, brushing and flossing may result in decay under the inlay or onlay. In this case, our skilled dentists may need to remove the restoration and treat the tooth before replacing it.

We can check the inlays and onlays for fit and damage during follow-up appointments at My Detroit Dentist.

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