Unwanted space between two teeth.
An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Swelling and/or tenderness.
Sometimes no symptoms are present.
Decay has reached the tooth pulp.
Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
Injury or trauma to the tooth.
An onlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (moulds) that will be used to create your custom onlay and a temporary restoration. While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an onlay restoration. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your onlay is made by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment, your new onlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable. You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new onlay.
If you have any questions, concerns or want to book an appointment contact us today!