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Over the years, trauma and decay can wreak havoc on your teeth. However, if you see your dentist soon those damaged teeth can be salvaged with onlays.What are onlays?

Onlay restorations are custom-made fillings made of gold, tooth-colored porcelain, or composite material. They areonlay restorationsmade in a dental laboratory and cemented onto affected teeth by the dentist. Onlays treat fractured or broken teeth, decayed teeth, and teeth that have large or fractured fillings. The use of onlays is thought of as a conservative way of repairing damaged teeth.

Onlays are considered great alternatives to dental crowns as less tooth structure is removed in preparation for the restorations. These restorations are durable and last many years. However, like most dental restorations, onlays may have to be replaced someday.

Your onlay procedure

You need two appointments to complete the procedure. Impressions of your tooth will be taken during the first appointment. While the affected tooth is numb, old fillings and decay are removed. The space is then cleaned and the tooth’s surface is shaped to prepare for the onlay restoration. The dentist applies a temporary filling to protect the affected tooth while the onlay is created in the laboratory.

On the second appointment, the dentist permanently cements the new onlay in place. It will be adjusted to ensure a proper fit. You can extend the lifespan of your onlay restoration by practicing good oral hygiene, having a proper diet, and visiting your dentist regularly.

Learn more about dental restorations and how you can have a beautiful smile in no time. Call us today at 310-475-5598 to book an appointment with Dr. Solomon. We’d love to hear from you!

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by Anonymous on October 2, 2018

This is a great dental office. They greet you when you enter, and give you a status report on how soon you will be seen. They do thorough and professional work on you, so you are always satisfied with the results. And when you are finished, they are generous with their time planning your next visit, and answering any questions you might have. They also give fantastic advice on what you should be doing at home to maintain great dental health.

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by CRYSTAL L on October 2, 2018

First class operation. Excellent care for over a decade!

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by NAZY Z on October 2, 2018

On time and took care of exactly what I was concerned about.. Thank you had a great experience

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by William (Drew) P on October 2, 2018

The costs are incredibly high, even with insurance. I would not go back and not refer anyone. I am going to try to be placed with a different primary care dentist.

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by Kami C on October 2, 2018

He is very patient and kind when dealing with TMD. I also like his techniques he uses to get to the root of the issue and not just patch it up like many dentists I have dealt with before.

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by VICTORIA B on October 2, 2018

Office very nice, and staff friendly. Dr Solomon very professional and full of expert information , would go back and tell friends, Thank You