Tooth fillings and crowns are usually the go-to procedures when you have dental damage. But sometimes, you may experience tooth damage that’s too pronounced for a dental filling but not significant for a dental crown. Aesthetic Dental Creations in Jackson, New Jersey, offers cosmetic dental onlays for these in-between cases.
A dental onlay is a conservative alternative to a dental crown. An onlay covers a larger portion of the tooth’s chewing surface, including one or more cusps. We use it when the damage or decay extends beyond the central part of the tooth.
Unlike dental fillings placed in one appointment, dental onlays require at least two dental appointments to allow time for fabrication in a lab. The initial appointment involves removing the decayed or damaged portion to prepare the tooth for an onlay. We carry out this procedure after anesthetizing your gums for maximum comfort.
Next, we take impressions of your prepped teeth and send those to an offsite lab to craft your onlay. Until your restoration is ready, we’ll place a temporary filling to protect your prepped tooth.
During the second appointment, we’ll try the onlay on your tooth to ensure it fits comfortably. If the fit is satisfactory, we’ll permanently bond the restoration to your tooth using a strong adhesive. The final step is to polish your tooth for a smooth finish.
Not many dentists offer onlays, but our office proudly offers this solution to ensure we don’t over-treat or undertreat your dental issue. We use porcelain onlays to ensure we correct your smile without affecting the natural aesthetics of your smile.
The other benefits of porcelain onlays include:
Want to learn more about dental onlays?
Contact Aesthetic Dental Creations by dialing (732) 451-3570. We’ll respond to your questions and go over your concerns to ensure you are information-rich before making any decisions.
Dr. Balaji Srinivasan is inspired by the passion and purpose he discovers in dentistry and strives to provide his clients with exceptional services. He graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, and a residency program in Advanced General Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1997, he established Madison Avenue Dental Associates, where he worked for ten years. He then established Aesthetic Dental Creations in Jackson, New Jersey, in 2008 and has not looked back since.
Dr. Srinivasan is an alumnus of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Training. He has received specialized training in adhesive dentistry and smile design. Dr. Srinivasan is also very effective at treating migraine/headaches because of his expertise in neuromuscular(physiologic) dentistry. He has lectured to dentists at Monmouth Medical Center on various topics. You can count on him to make your dental visit as pleasant as possible!