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Porcelain Inlays and Onlays in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to fix rear teeth that have suffered mild to moderate decay. These restorations can also be used to repair teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough that it requires a dental crown.

Made from porcelain or composite resin, inlays and onlays can be matched to the color of your natural teeth and are often used to replace metal fillings and enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile.

Inlays

Dental inlays are designed for teeth with decay or damage within the top grooves of your tooth’s surface. Inlays are ideal for replacing silver fillings. At Proud to Smile Dentistry, we use a CEREC machine that allows us to design, create, and place restorations in one visit.

Onlays

An onlay is a more extensive reconstruction than an inlay and is used to treat tooth decay that covers one or more cusps of your tooth. Onlays are recommended in situations where a significant reconstruction is necessary. However, more of the tooth structure can be preserved with an onlay, compared to a dental crown because a minimal amount of your tooth’s surface is removed.

Like inlays, onlays are also created in one visit using our state-of-the-art CEREC machine, the latest in dental computer technology. Also like dental inlays, onlays can be created from tooth-colored material, which makes them undetectable to the naked eye. One of the most beneficial aspects of onlays is that, by preserving more of your tooth, they help avoid the eventual need for more extensive treatment with dental crowns, bridges and partials, or dental implants.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

When treating tooth decay, inlays and onlays work to eliminate tooth sensitivity and subsequent tooth loss. Other benefits include:

  • Virtually invisible
  • Resistance to expanding or contracting in hot and cold temperatures, which can weaken teeth and lead to fractures
  • More of your natural tooth structure is preserved
  • Help strengthen teeth by bonding to your tooth’s surface
  • More aesthetically pleasing than silver fillings
  • Reduce the need for more extensive treatment by helping prevent bacteria that causes cavities

If you want to remove silver fillings or treat tooth decay while aesthetically enhancing your smile, please contact Proud to Smile Dentistry online or by phone at (908) 888-9858 today. Experienced and talented cosmetic dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb can help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you have always wanted. Proud to Smile Dentistry serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
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Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
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