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Inlays & Onlays East Hanover, NJ

Inlay & OnlayAn Overview

Dental inlays and onlays are similar to a dental filling or tooth crown, used to restore teeth that are worn or affected by decay or other damage. Inlays and onlays can be made from a variety of durable materials such as resin, porcelain and/or gold. Inlays and onlays are a restorative dentistry treatment Dr. Upadya provides to New Jersey.

Dr. Upadya also offers the option of same-day porcelain restorations with E4D technology.

Inlay vs. Onlay

The primary difference is the amount of tooth covered by the restoration:

  • An inlay is basically a filling, placed within the cusps of the tooth.
  • An onlay, also called a partial crown, provides more coverage.


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I love my teeth! They look so natural and I receive many compliments! This has truly been one of the best investments that I have made.Shannon D.
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Inlay & Onlay What to Expect

Traditionally, the process for inlays and onlays requires two visits. In our East Hanover, NJ dentist office, most of these restorations can be designed, fabricated and placed in a single visit. A comprehensive exam will determine which treatment option is suitable for your dental concern.

Dr. Upadya will take a digital impression of your tooth and then use sophisticated computer software to design the inlay or onlay. The restoration is then made in our in-office laboratory using high quality ceramic materials. Once the milling is complete, Dr. Upadya will try on the restoration and bond it to the tooth.

With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your inlay or onlay to last for many years. Porcelain restorations are highly durable and stain resistant.

Inlay & Onlay FAQs

How long do inlays and onlays last?

Inlays and onlays last an average of 20-30 years. They may need restorations or replacements after 20-30 years of wear.

Can inlays fall out?

Inlays can fall out but that is rare, and it can be inserted back into place by your dentist. The ceramic that inlays are made with is very durable. It is unlikely that your inlay falls out.

How much do inlays and onlays cost?

Inlays typically cost between 250-1500 depending on the six, placement, and materials used. Inlays typically cost between 350-1500. The costs also varies per dentist.

How long after inlay can I eat?

After an inlay, patients typically wait 48 hours to let everything set. During this period patients should stay away from hard foods, and should try to chew with their back teeth, away from the inlay.

How long does an onlay take to heal?

It takes about 4-7 days for an onlay to heal and begin to feel normal. Bleeding and gum discoloration should go away after a few days, along with tooth sensitivity.

Is onlay stronger than filling?

Inlays and onlays are more appealing to the eye than traditional fillings, and they’re also more durable. If you are looking for a stronger alternative to a filling, an onlay may be a great option. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and we can discuss options with you.