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Porcelain Onlays in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers porcelain onlays as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

For rear teeth that don’t have enough damage to need a crown or bridge, porcelain onlays may be an option for restoring normal tooth structure after damage and tooth decay.

A porcelain onlay is needed for more severe damage and covers the entire chewing surface—one or more cusps. Along with porcelain inlays, porcelain onlays are a strong, supportive solution for moderately damaged teeth.

What Is a Porcelain Onlay?

Porcelain onlays are used to treat tooth decay that extends to one or more of the cusps of the teeth. They are placed very similarly to porcelain inlays.

How Is a Porcelain Onlay Procedure Performed?

At the patient’s first visit to University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes will take an impression of the prepared tooth, and a temporary onlay will be placed over the tooth. This impression is sent to a dental lab, where technicians will create an onlay according to the specifications of that tooth.

During the patient’s second visit, the temporary onlay will be removed, and the permanent restoration will be placed on the tooth and secured using a strong dental resin.

Similar to porcelain inlays, porcelain onlays are created from tooth-colored material, making them virtually invisible.

What Are the Benefits of a Porcelain Onlay?

Porcelain onlays have several advantages, including the following:

  • More tooth structure is conserved because they require minimal removal of a tooth’s surface
  • Patients can avoid the need for more extensive treatment, such as with crowns, bridges, or implants
  • They are long lasting
  • They have minimal side effects and risk
  • They use more conservative methods
  • They provide more pleasing aesthetics

Who Is a Candidate for a Porcelain Onlay?

The best candidates are those who have healthy enough teeth to not need a crown but who have too much damage for a filling.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Do Porcelain Onlays Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for porcelain onlays varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of porcelain onlays. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your porcelain onlays coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket porcelain onlays costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our porcelain inlays patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

 

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014