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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Kewaskum, Wisconsin 53040

What do our patients have to say?

As much as I dislike going to the dentist because I don’t like shots Dr. Klasinski administered multiple shots for numbing purposes in my last couple of appointments with absolutely no pain. The staff is very outgoing and friendly. I highly recommend Kewaskum Family Dentist.
Chad Schultz
23:32 29 Jun 20
This office is amazing. I had no game face before. Tried other dentists with no one who would help me. Dr k and staff made it happen. I have my game face back and then some!! Simply amazing!! They are miracle workers!!
Chris Topher
22:42 29 Jun 20
Great Job Kew Fam Dentistry! You seem to have taken a very realistic approach to the changes that have become part of our everyday being. I always feel KFD staff has always had the best interests of patients in mind. Thank you!
Todd Guse
21:15 29 Jun 20
Dr Sara and the staff at KFD are great! They care about their patients. Dr Sara is gentle and takes her time when working on your teeth. Directions are always easy to understand. My questions are always answered. They go the extra mile to make sure everything is right.
Cherrie Deavers
20:44 29 Jun 20
Friendly and efficient staff using all COVID-19 recommendations. Dr. Sarah is an awesome dentist and so very nice!
Rita Wise Thomas
19:27 29 Jun 20
Every time I've been in to have my teeth cleaned or to see Dr. Sara I have
had a good experience! Everyone is so nice & very cautious & professional.
Coyla Scheel
19:27 29 Jun 20
Been going to Kewaskum Family Dentistry for 40 years. Congrats to Dr. Dennis Connor on retirement. The transition to seeing Dr. Sara Klasinski has been seamless. The staff is still great. Dr. Klasinski I feel is very good. The procedures are as comfortable as can be and basicly painless. The cleanings have been great and my recent crown procedure went great also. No discomfort after the procedure.
Jeff Petermann
19:10 29 Jun 20
Awesome experience! Dr. Klasinski and her staff are phenomenal.
Kevin Hein
18:57 29 Jun 20
felt super welcome and everyone was nice
Karen Beiswenger-Hayostek
18:53 29 Jun 20
From the Virtual consultation to the in office visit, everything was great! Dr. K was lovely and explained everything to my son and I in a way we could understand. The staff at the front desk were professional, helpful and friendly. I am very happy I chose this practice for my children's dental needs.
Phantom YT
14:20 26 Jun 20