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?

I absolutely love Dr. Sara and her staff!! I cannot say enough good things about her work and their professionalism. We switched to Dr. Sara for regular dentistry during 2020 and could not be more pleased. We have used Kewaskum family dentistry for several years now for orthodontics with 3 family members. I highly recommend this team!
Jessica Howe
17:27 14 May 21
After going to a Dentist for 30 years in WestBend it was time for a change. I’m very happy I did. The treatment I’ve received has been the highest quality from the complete staff and I highly recommend this group
Don Vandrell
18:00 13 May 21
Dr. Sara and the staff are absolutely amazing to work with! Would recommend to anyone!!! If you need any help.. this team right here has your back!
Joe Peplinski
13:39 06 May 21
I’m so grateful to be a new patient here! Super friendly, fairly priced, convenient and clean are just a few of the positives. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, thank you all so much Kewaskum Family Dentistry
Lori Vrablic
14:18 04 May 21
When I moved to the area 3 years ago, I was trying to find a good and adorable dentist. Many people would tell me about a small family practice in Kewaskum. I was blown away with the work Kewaskum Family Dentistry provided. About a year ago, I ended up moving and was looking for another dentist. I found myself frustrated and at a dead end. All the dentist I contacted where not taking any new “customers” (yes, someone actually did say that to me) I contacted Kewaskum Family Dentistry and I got in the next week! When I went in I was greeted “Hey Aaron, how are you?”, I was surprised they remembered me. It was a awesome experience and I am more than willing to drive the hour for this type of A1 service. They are simply the best choice.
Aaron Phillips
13:46 04 May 21
I love how the staff and doctors are friendly and inviting. They are very informative with a warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Heather Daniels
13:35 04 May 21
i am a long time patent of Kewaskum Dentistry, i have always had nothing less than a 5 star visit with them. great people vary down to earth and friendly. they know there stuff.
thomas a hafeman
14:47 28 Apr 21
service is great doctors and staff are VERY friendly and know what they are doing and are gentle and for kids there's the nicest dog Gibbs to comfort and relax you.
Teri Chmieleski Bigelow
17:44 27 Apr 21
Just transferred my children to Kewaskum Family Dentistry. So glad I did. Very friendly staff and proactive with plans for the need to start the orthodontic process. Very happy with the decision to switch.
Emmy Sippel
15:54 26 Apr 21
A+ Rating in everything. 0 complaints.
Donna Cadeau
14:38 23 Apr 21