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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 Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, 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 Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville 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. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
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