Dr. Carter Perkins uses inlay and onlays as a conservative treatment option for repairing more advanced tooth decay or damage. Inlay and onlays are effective for restoring the stability and structure of a tooth that needs more advanced treatment than a dental filling but does not need to be extracted. Inlays and onlays allow Dr. Perkins to preserve the natural tooth.
Inlay V. Onlay
Inlay- An inlay is commonly used to treat large surface areas of decay or damage. An inlay is applied to the interior contours of the tooth. The inlay can be color matched to the tooth for an aesthetically seamless result.
Onlay- An onlay repairs damage or decay in the crown or on top of the tooth. The onlay is designed to conform to the crevices of the natural tooth surface for a secure bond. The top of a molar is a common place for decay because it can be difficult to thoroughly clean.
Inlays and onlays are made of a high-quality porcelain much like a dental crown. The material is stain and decay resistant for long term durability. The inlay or onlay restoration is custom designed and color matched to repair the function and aesthetic appearance of the tooth.
Dr. Perkins is not only a wonderful dentist, he actually cares about his patients. He takes the patients needs into consideration as well as making certain that they're comfortable and goes into detail about their treatment. His staff are above average in making you feel welcome to his practice.Pat K.
Very impressed! Kudos, etc. I found you by a drive-by and dropped in. A very busy professional practice that considers the needs of it's patients as well as the value with/or without dental insurance. The honesty is refreshing and I look forward to a continued relationship with your practice.Beth B.
Dr. Perkins and his staff are very caring and professionals. They took their time to make sure that my new dentures looked and felt great. Extractions went very well. My new dentures are remarkable. I highly recommend Perkins Dental.Bruce
This is the best dental practice that I have ever been to. I highly recommend them due to the quality of their staff, their professionalism, and friendliness. Keep up the good workMark C.
Inlay & Onlay What to Expect
An inlay or onlay is fabricated by our in-house dental lab technician and then bonded to the tooth by Dr. Perkins. The inlay or onlay is more secure than a traditional dental filling because it is bonded to the tooth while a dental filling is injected into the affected area.
The damaged or decayed tooth will have all diseased tissue removed and then will be thoroughly cleaned. Dr. Perkins will use 3-D imaging to create a digital model of the tooth. The model will be used by our dental lab technician for the fabrication of the inlay or onlay. The restoration will be made from high-quality dental porcelain and color matched to blend with your tooth.