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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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you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
Patti and her team always provide first class service. The team is outstanding as is their work. Service is amazing. Staff is awesome, amazing and nice. Best dental location I have been to. Very professionals. In summary, Patti and team really provide the best dental experience I have had with any dentist cabinets over the years. Simply put fantastic! Very professional! My wife and I are always so relaxed and calm through it all for their work as well as the important safety measures they have taken to mitigate any risk associated with the current environment. A big thanks to Patti and the team for their professionalism, dedication to their work and safety.
Santino Basile
Santino Basile
15:01 03 Sep 22
Excellent … I had a concern and was immediately fit into the weeks schedule. From Francesca at the front desk to Nannette and Paul who are the dental assistants they were kind and calmingAs for Dr Lamb she was able to address my concern and figure out a treatment the same day. She took the time to listen . As for the procedure she was gentle and the procedure went smoothly.I would absolutely recommend the practice
stacey bauer
stacey bauer
22:24 25 Aug 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
22:11 23 Aug 22
Always so professional and friendly- thank you, Dr. Patti & staff!
beth lebel
beth lebel
21:41 12 Aug 22
Dr. Patti is the best. All of them, they are so kind
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
22:06 10 Aug 22
Dr Patti and her staff are always so warm and welcoming. Love Dr Patti 's detailed, functional approach to orthodontics. After working with many other orthodontists, I can say that her respectful, kind, practical manner and her obvious love and enthusiasm for her profession really stands out.
Dr Serena H. Chen
Dr Serena H. Chen
00:14 14 Jul 22
Everyone was on time, professional, extremely competent and friendly. I would very highly recommend Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.
CA Martorana
CA Martorana
11:11 13 Jul 22
The new state of the art office is beautiful and the staff were so kind and efficient. I waited in my car until the time of my appointment and they called me to come in.
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
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