Inlays and Onlays for Your Teeth
To Repair Damage and Restore Function
Inlays and Onlays help your teeth look and perform their best!
Inlays and onlays are both dental restorations to repair damaged teeth or larger cavities. They are often the best choice when chewing teeth (molars or bicuspids) that already have a filling experience more decay in the affected area. The main difference between an inlay and onlay is the portion of the tooth they restore. An inlay lies within the cusps of the tooth, while an onlay replaces one or more of the cusps themselves. Both are smaller than a dental crown, which completely covers the entire tooth.
What’s involved with inlays and onlays?
To receive either an inlay or onlay requires an impression of your teeth. At our office, we use CEREC to streamline the process and complete the job in just a single appointment. We quickly scan your teeth to obtain an optical impression, creating a 3D model of your mouth. Then, our highly precise CEREC milling unit carves your restoration from a block of pure porcelain; made to your exact specifications and ready to be bonded in place!
You can prevent the need for inlays and onlays by keeping excellent care of your teeth. If you’ve already received treatment for cavities, then be sure to pay attention to those areas. Make sure to brush and floss daily, and be vigilant in attending your dental appointments for regular checkups. Consult with your dentist about the need for additional checkups.
With inlays or onlays, there’s no reason your newly restored tooth can’t last for many years! Contact us today at (512) 328-0911 for a consultation.
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Dr. Angela Burns moved to Austin 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with our beautiful city. Dr. Burns is originally from the Texarkana area. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for her degree in dental surgery (DDS). Dr. Burns is committed to providing her patients with gentle, technologically advanced dental treatment. She attends an average of 60 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. Dr. Burns and her husband, Gary, have an 11-year-old daughter, Sydney, who is a proud 6th grader at Hill Country Middle School. She is also very involved in the Eanes PTO, her church, and loves raising her family in the Westlake community. “Growing up, I was drawn to mediating and helping others feel more included and less anxious. I was a camp counselor, student government officer and being the oldest of five, I was the family mediator. I found that I had a calling to help alleviate stressful situations for others and realized that being a good listener was something that was key to this. These skills really helped guide me into becoming a dentist that has based my practice on relationships, empathy and a sense of comfort. I knew that I wanted to provide an atmosphere that felt like home when others walked in. Our practice is small, personal and state of the art and we hope you feel like you’re hanging out with friends when you are here!” When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Burns enjoys traveling, hiking the greenbelt, enjoying Austin’s music scene, and eating Amy’s Ice Cream.