Tooth Fillings & Restorations
Dental Onlays & Inlays
When a section of your tooth becomes decayed, but its overall strength and structure is still sound enough to function without a crown, onlays and inlays can be easily applied reinforce the tooth and improve its appearance.
Onlays and inlays are basically the same in that they are small prosthetics used to replace sections of removed tooth. The difference lies in the location of their placement - if the missing piece of tooth is within its cusps, it's referred to as an 'inlay.' If the missing section of tooth covers the entire chewing surface, or is located between one or more of the tooth cusps, it is referred to as an 'onlay.'
The creation and placement of onlays and inlays usually takes two trips to our Old Town Alexandria, Virginia office. During your first visit, Dr. Varipapa can examine your tooth and remove the decayed material before taking a cast. Then, between visits, the dental laboratory will custom design and color your onlay or inlay before it is adhered to your tooth
Tooth filling procedures are a dime a dozen in Virginia, but few dental experts have the expertise to get it right in one sitting.
It is this emphasis on quality and aesthetic that defines the dental practice of Alexandria Art of Dentistry.
Our dental restoration services have helped a wide pool of clients fight against tooth decay and reclaim their long-lost smile!
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Alexandria Art of Dentistry
624 N. Washington St. · Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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