Anna K. Choe, DDS
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are lab-made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling. The process of making an inlay is very similar to a crown. After the tooth is prepared, it is cemented or bonded to the tooth.
There are different materials that inlays are made of, including gold, porcelain, and composite resins. Porcelain and composite inlays and onlays are cosmetic alternatives to fillings and are very strong compared to regular white fillings. Gold inlays and onlays are also suitable alternatives, but their appearance makes them less popular.
Your dentist will explain when an inlay or onlay is a viable treatment option for you. In general, inlays and onlays can replace most back teeth fillings and are sometimes cosmetically preferred over conventional fillings. At the same time, they are more conservative than crowns.
As far as cost is concerned, because the process of making an inlay or onlay is similar to a crown, its cost is also comparable. But when considering the longevity of inlays and onlays, they can end up costing less than traditional fillings.
If you have any questions about inlays and onlays and you live in Castro Valley or surrounding area, give us a call today!
Anna K. Choe, DDS
Why Choose Us?
- We provide the best and latest in dental technology and treatment options.
- We provide gentle, family-oriented dental care to the adults and children of this community.
- We utilize low radiation digital x-rays for accurate viewing of teeth.
- In addition to general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, we work with specialists in Periodontics (gum diseases), Implant dentistry, and Endodontics (root canal treatments), as well as other specialists.
We accept most insurance plans. We also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans. Please call our office to make an appointment and we will answer any questions you may have.
We accept all major credit cards, ATM cards, cash, and personal checks. For our patients' convenience we have arranged a payment plan through a third party, which helps our patients receive their treatment in a timely manner.