Inlays & Onlays

When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we will often use an inlay or onlay to restore the tooth.

Inlays & Onlays

When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we will often use an inlay or onlay to restore the tooth.

Inlays & Onlays

When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we will often use an inlay or onlay to restore the tooth.

What Are Inlays & Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are made of either porcelain, gold, or composite resin that are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. Similar to a filling, an inlay is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay, a more substantial reconstruction, is similar to the inlay but extends out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.

Gold has traditionally been the chosen material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular because of its strength and color, which can closely match a tooth’s natural color.

Inlay and Onlay Application

Inlays and onlays are placed within two appointments. At the first visit, the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay and the damaged or decaying area of the tooth is removed. To ensure proper fit and bite, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth and it is sent to a lab for fabrication. Next, the dentist will apply a temporary sealant on the tooth.

At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. Dr. Klasinski will make sure that the inlay or onlay fits correctly. If it fits properly, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and then polished to a smooth finish.

Inlay and Onlay Considerations

Did you know that traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50 percent? Inlays and onlays, however, are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, and can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. This also helps them last from 10 to 30 years. In cases where an entire crown is not necessary inlays and onlays are an optimal alternative.

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

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What do our patients have to say?

My visit was great! Great Precautions taken during CoVid. The office has gotten a fresh new look which looks amazing!
John Burtard
00:03 23 Nov 20
I had to find a new dentist in 2020. I chose Kewaskum Family Dentistry and Dr. Sara because of word of mouth advertising through my neighbor. Dr. Sara came highly recommended not only for her dentistry skills but also for her treatment with TMD. I had my teeth cleaned and was very impressed with my cleaning. I feel it was thorough as my hygienist counted pockets, which is important to me in knowing the health of my gum tissue. My hygienist educated me on flossing and the angel in which to use my electric toothbrush. Next I had my consultation with Dr. Sara about my TMD. I have struggled with jaw pain, clenching, grinding and damaging my teeth from that resulting in crowns and root canals. The consultation was the most thorough I've experienced in 20 years. I was shown my x-rays and the shifting of my jawbone and in the palpitation I exhibited the pain from constant clenching and grinding. I'm in EXCELLENT care with a powerful treatment plan I'm looking forward to. Everyone at this clinic from the time you walk in the door until you exit has such great energy, professionalism, respect and experience. I would highly recommend this clinic to any age group. Thank you everyone!!!
JUDEE OBRIEN
17:06 20 Nov 20
Great people and very helpful staff!
Anthony Lage
12:47 19 Nov 20
beautiful, freshly remodeled office with a wonderful staff that makes you feel like family! Dr Sara and staff utilize their state of the art equipment and techniques to provide the best care possible. Needless to say, I highly recommend them.
Jaime Klasinski
18:35 18 Nov 20
Friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable, and professional. Make you feel comfortable, explains everything and goes over options. Its like family🙂.
Nancy Durn
18:15 18 Nov 20
Lighthearted, professional staff making sure patients are at ease. Procedure was fully explained and Dr. Sara took the time to answer any questions. 😁
Betsy Klasinski
14:13 13 Nov 20
Dr. Sarah and Molly were so accommodating for me and my emergent situation
Crystal Shaw
02:27 09 Nov 20
Absolutely LOVE Kewaskum Family Dentistry. Dr. Sara, Dr. Nick and the staff are absolutely amazing! They talk you through everything they are going to be doing and happily answer all questions thoroughly. I've always experienced anxiety when it came to the dentist until I came here. The environment is welcoming, and there are always smiling faces to greet you. Hands down the BEST place to go for all your dental needs.
Danyl Abraham
22:58 06 Nov 20
Great job. we would recommend Kewaskum family dentist
Dennis Gundrum
15:36 06 Nov 20
You are all great! Your all friendly and greet the patient when they walk in to your building. Feel comfy knowing my teeth will be taken care of each and every time I come in.
Wendy Ziegelbauer
15:19 06 Nov 20