Dental Inlays & Onlays Provided by Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC in WV

Dental Inlays & Onlays in Beckley, West Virginia

Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC, with offices in Beckley, Summersville and Webster Springs, West Virginia, is the place to go for the best dental inlays and onlays. What are porcelain inlays and onlays, and how can they possibly help your teeth? Dr. Lucky will let you know if a dental inlay or onlay is the right treatment for you.

The Benefits of Dental Inlays & Onlays

Unlike metal fillings or caps, which are known to cause further damage to the tooth’s structure over time, dental inlays and onlays are safe. The metal fillings are tightly packed into cavities, putting outward pressure on the tooth’s surrounding area. In response to hot or cold foods, metal fillings also expand and contract. Over time, this weakens the surrounding tooth structure and can cause breakage.

Dental inlays and onlays provide added strength to existing teeth. The application of inlays and onlays, using high-tech bonding materials, became a much more stable and longer-lasting treatment for correcting tooth decay or structure problems.

How Long Does The Inlay & Onlay Procedure Take?

The inlay and onlay procedure takes just two office visits. The initial visit removes the old filling and decay. The dentist takes a precise impression of the tooth, then sends it to the dental laboratory with other information and photographs so they may begin the custom crafting. The impression ensures the inlay or onlay is manufactured for a perfect fit.

A temporary restoration is placed while you await the inlay and onlay to arrive from the dental lab. In the second visit, the dentist removes the temporary restoration and bonds the custom inlay or onlay permanently to the tooth, checking proper fit, function, and appearance.

To learn more about the best porcelain inlays or onlays in West Virginia and whether they may be the right treatment for your teeth, please call or email Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC. We will be happy to schedule a free cosmetic dentistry consultation for you!