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Inlays and Onlays in
Chesterfield, Missouri

An inlay or onlay is a custom tooth-colored restoration which is permanently bonded to a tooth and is used for the conservative repair of teeth that have been damaged by trauma or decay. Inlays and onlays are a great alternative to crowns when a traditional filling isn’t enough. They are highly durable and can give you a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.

Inlays and Onlays in Chesterfield, Missouri

Inlays and onlays and inlays can be used for the restoration of decayed teeth, teeth with very large or fractured fillings, fractured or broken teeth, or for cosmetic enhancement. Inlays and onlays provide a conservative way of restoring the teeth that allows us to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure than a crown. They are the perfect option for people who have mild to moderate decay, and they offer a long-lasting way to repair the teeth. Unlike fillings, inlays and onlays do not discolor over time, promising long-term aesthetics and functional longevity for your teeth. They protect the weak areas of the tooth, adding to its strength and also sealing the tooth surface, thereby preventing the future attack of decay-causing bacteria.

You will usually need two visits to our dental office to get an onlay or inlay. The first appointment involves an assessment of your teeth to determine if inlays and onlays may be the ideal choice for restoring your teeth. Once that has been decided, we apply local anesthesia to the tooth to be treated, and then remove any existing decay. The tooth is then cleaned and prepared, and an impression is taken to prepare your restoration. We will give you a temporary filling until then. At your next visit, we will bond your new onlay or inlay in place using dental cement.

You can maintain the health of your restorations by maintaining proper oral hygiene, including regular professional dental care in your regime, and eating a healthy, balanced diet.

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Our family has the best dentist! They do such a great job at cleaning our teeth and they are so gentle too. My 7 year old and 10 year old actually enjoy going! No pain or sourness and they leave with a toothbrush, toothpaste, toy, & a sparkling smile. Dr. Bruening is so kind and is such a great listener. We recommend him to everyone.
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Jerry M.

Our family (my wife and I, our kids, and our grandson) saw Dr. Alan and Diane and now Drs. Andrew and Carissa. We’ve received nothing but stellar care for many years. Chris and the assistants provide the quality service you expect from a family-owned business. They get my highest recommendation!
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Blake G.

Excellent team of dental professionals here, you are always greeted with a smile and receive excellent service with state of the art equipment and expertise. The whole family looks forward to our visits, especially the kids!
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