Inlays and Onlays in Anaheim, CA
Restore and strengthen your teeth with inlays and onlays at First Dental Care
Here at First Dental Care, Dr. Douglas Kim tries his best to save each and every tooth. He can restore a damaged tooth with the use of inlays and onlays. However, not all injured or decayed tooth can be fixed with inlays and onlays. Call our office at (714) 527-5656 to determine if you can benefit from inlays and onlays in Anaheim.
What are dental inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are often used to cover the damaged surface of the tooth. These can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. An inlay fits within the grooves that are within the cusps of your teeth. An onlay is larger and fits within the grooves but wraps up and over the cusps covering more of the tooth’s surface.
What to expect during your dental inlay/onlay procedure?
Two appointments are required to complete an inlay and onlay procedure. During the first visit, your dentist will remove the damaged or decayed area of the tooth. After that, an impression of the tooth is made by the dentist and sent to a dental lab. Your dentist will apply a temporary sealant on the tooth until the dental lab sends the inlay or onlay back to our office.
At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. Your dentist will clean your tooth to prepare for the new inlay/onlay. He/she will also check to see if it fits correctly. If the fit does not interfere with your bite, your dentist will permanently attach the dental inlay or onlay to the tooth using a strong resin and polished to a smooth finish.
Caring for your inlay or onlay
Inlays and onlays are strong, long-lasting, and doesn’t require additional care than your natural teeth. With a combination of good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings, your inlay or onlay can last for years to come.
First Dental is now my go to place for all my dental needs. I chose this place by random, and it’s the best decision I ever made. The ladies in the front and the entire staff are very friendly and helpful. Dr. Kim is the best dentist out there, a master of his craft. I had a deep clean done, and it was completely painless. He even made the injecting of the anesthesia painless, which is amazing. Dr. Kim is informative and thorough on what is needed to be done. He walks you through each step as he’s doing them, and he makes sure you’re not feeling any pain. I highly recommend this place to anybody deciding on a dentist.
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First Dental Care is a very clean and organized office. The office staff is professional and very sweet and they will always work with you whether to reschedule, running a bit behind for appointment, or need to come in right away. They are so AWESOME! The most I ever waited to be called back was 4 mins. And their prices are incredibly low. Don’t believe me; shop a few others like I did. Grace Manzano she is the office administrator; looked at my file and she sat down with me to see if I was interested in applying for a care credit payment plan. We went over finances, etc. and we worked out a low monthly payment plan within my budget. She is AMAZING! IT GETS BETTER! I am proud to say that Dr. Chung Haewon did all my dental work. She only works at that office on Mondays. From day one she explained all the dental work that needs to be done step by step. She is extremely nice, very gentle, and she is patient. She in INCREDIBLE! You literally cannot tell I am wearing partials. They are perfect. A few adjustments, but that’s normal.