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?

So proud of you ladies for staying late to treat a child from almost an hour away because you were the closest office the social worker could find that would make time to see a seven year old new foster child that was in agony. You are truly caregivers with huge hearts!!!
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22:54 31 Dec 19
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23:39 06 Sep 19
My husband doesn’t like going to the dentist but after his first visit today he couldn’t stop talking about how great his visit was!!! I think we just turned a non-going patient to a regular one!!!! He was so happy that that everyone was so happy and friendly and made him feel comfortable about being there!! 🥰😁
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21:06 14 Mar 19
Excellent Staff and Very accommodating😊
Gina Anne
14:26 26 Oct 18
The staff is wonderful! Everyone is so friendly and very professional. Dr. Sara and Molly are amazing! I’m so thrilled to have a dentist that truly cares and is so attentive to even the smallest details to make sure I have a healthy mouth and the best smile 😊
Shannon Marie
20:21 10 Aug 18
I love Dr Sarah and Mollie. The best. Personally if all Dentists were like this, everyone would have beautiful smiles. I won’t ever be able to thank them enough.
Katie Weare
19:08 13 Jul 18
It had been a while since I went to a dentist. I had bad experiences in the past. A family member recommend Kewaskum Family Dentistry. I was nervous about going knowing I would need a lot of dental work done. Everyone there was WONDERFUL and UNDERSTANDING. I really like how Dr.Sara and Hygienist Jenny explained things to me. Dr.Sara's assistant Molly was also wonder with explaining things and helped with my anxiety. I had a GOOD experience and kept all my appointments. Thank You to Everyone for the wonderful care I received!
Wanda Freiberg
00:42 30 Jun 18
From the moment you arrive the staff at Kewauskum Family Dentistry is welcoming and friendly. The hygienists are great and Dr. Klasinski made the visit relatively pain free! I would recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist!
Brett Ponejolic
12:56 27 Mar 18
Great experience! It has been quite a long time since I've seen a dentist and was nervous going into it. The dental hygienist that worked with me was so kind and Dr Sara was a pleasure to meet and work with. Looking forward to more visits.
Allison Dorzok
07:18 19 Jan 18
Just saw Dr. Sara for the first time. She made the whole experience pain free!
Jackie Fechter
21:40 02 Mar 17