916 West Williams Street,
Apex, North Carolina 27502

Dental Inlays Onlays in Apex and Cary NC

A decayed or damaged tooth can be repaired using appropriate dental restorations. Teeth restorations aid biting and chewing functions by providing physical support to the weak/damaged tooth. Starting from dental fillings, there are a number of types of restorations used in our dental office based on the extent of the damage. Dental inlays and dental onlays are used when the decay has destroyed some part of the biting surface of the tooth. Our dentist chooses an inlay or an onlay when found that the damage caused to the tooth is not large enough to require a dental crown for restoration. Make an appointment and visit our dental office in Apex, NC to know more about our dental inlays and onlays. Our comprehensive dental treatment has helped improve oral health of patients from Apex, Cary and surrounding communities.

Benefits of dental inlays and onlays

When your tooth is damaged by infection or from an injury an inlay or onlay can help reshape it. Inlays and onlays have a number of benefits that have made them popular in restorative care.

  • The process does not require more of the natural tooth to be removed which is actually the case with dental crowns. Natural tooth can be preserved to a greater extent.
  • The restoration is commonly made of porcelain that looks very similar to natural tooth. This is a cosmetic advantage of dental inlays and onlays which finely fuse with natural tooth.
  • The restorations have commendable toughness and are capable of lasting for many years.
Dental inlays and onlays restoration procedure

The procedure of restoring a damaged tooth using inlay or onlay is a lot similar to that of dental crowns. The preparation of tooth involves removal of a very small portion of the natural tooth. The dentist takes impressions of the tooth to send it to the lab. Temporaries are prepared in our office and are cemented over the prepared tooth until the next visit. Inlays/onlays are fabricated in the lab and sent to our office.

During the next visit, our dentist removes temporaries and cleans the area. The fit and finish of permanent inlays/onlays are checked before they are cemented over tooth.

Do you have damaged tooth? Visit our Apex office for a consultation. Our dental inlays and onlays may help you protect your tooth and improve your chewing efficiency.

In our patients’ words

ncredibly friendly staff and so easy to work with for scheduling. Mostly routine cleaning and care. I haven't had a need for any major work. I've been going there for about 3 years now and recommend their office highly." Chris Hand
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After my 5+ years of stay in NC, I found Apex Similes definitely as one of the best Dentist Office within Apex, Cary, RTP area, they are very professional. Dr. Chirnalli is very accurate in his diagnosis and probably the best around. My 8-year-old daughter who always complained visiting dentist, loves visiting Apex Smiles and the friendly people there, definitely not an effort to us to take her to her regular visits :)." Satish Vedamurthy
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The dental care me and my family received from apex smilles was exceptional, Dr. Chirnalli and his staff were very friendly and professional. I really appreciate their dedication towards their customers and I highly recommend their service. " Moni Paul
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I had a great experience with a filling that i received at Apex Smiles, everyone was very friendly and helpful especially when i was having some nausea from the anesthesia which made what i imagine is usually a less than comfortable experience into a much more tolerable one." Chris Roesner
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916 West Williams Street
Apex, North Carolina,



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Monday 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday ClosedExcept Emergencies
Thursday 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday ClosedExcept Emergencies
Sunday ClosedExcept Emergencies

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