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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are more extensive than dental fillings but less so than caps and crowns. They are typically formed in a dental lab and are made of gold, porcelain or resin depending on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. An inlay refers to a restoration that is formed to fit the center of a tooth, whereas an onlay refers to a restoration that encompasses at least, one cusp of the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are bonded to the surface of damaged teeth and matched to the color of the surrounding teeth.

Did you know…

that inlays and onlays can serve as alternative treatments to dental crowns when you have a broken or damaged tooth? When fillings are not enough to adequately repair a tooth, an inlay or onlay can be custom-created to fit securely onto the tooth’s surface. Depending on the materials used, the restoration can be created to appear natural and will have the same function of an organic tooth. Inlays and onlays have extremely high success rates and because they are custom made for each patient, most last longer than traditional fillings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You could be a candidate for an inlay or onlay in if you have moderate tooth damage or decay and are in search of an alternative restoration option to a crown or cap. Schedule a dental consultation for a complete examination and to find out if an inlay or onlay is right for you.

Your inlay or onlay restoration will be completed over multiple dental treatments. First, your tooth will be prepared for treatment, and an impression will be taken to serve as a mold for your new restoration. You may be fitted with a temporary restoration while your permanent inlay or onlay is fabricated. Once completed, you will return to have the temporary restoration removed and the permanent one bonded to the surface of the teeth.

Special care needs to be given to your teeth while temporary restorations are in place. It is important to avoid sticky or hard foods that could cause significant damage to temporaries. Once you receive your permanent inlay or onlay, you can resume normal eating, brushing and flossing habits.
"The team at Viera Dental Design Studio takes the time to listen and provide you with the education to make an informed decision about your oral health."

Meet Dr. Brenna Kever, DDS

Raised in St. Augustine, FL, Dr. Kever attended the University of Central Florida where she majored in Microbiology and Molecular Biology with a minor in American Sign Language. She then attended dental school at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. While in dental school, she spearheaded campus-wide involvement in the American Student Dental Association and was also active in volunteering and intramural sports.

Following graduation from dental school, she was accepted to a position at the Birmingham VA Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. There she served veterans while furthering her clinical expertise in complex treatment planning, dental surgery, implant placement, and endodontics.

Aside from dentistry she and her husband enjoy cooking, kayaking, hiking, playing sports, and attending church regularly.

Our Treatment Options

At Viera Dental Design Studio, we offer a variety of treatment opinions. Our goal is to help you fit oral health into your life seamlessly. We work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you.

We offer family dentistry services to patients of all ages. We strive to provide a compassionate, friendly, and comprehensive dental experience while at Viera Dental Design Studio. We are fully transparent with our patients to properly educate and offer several treatment options for their needs.

We offer several treatment options to fit your needs. From extractions and root canals to a wide variety of cosmetic dental options, we never forget that there is a unique person attached to every tooth. We tailor our treatment to your desires while providing you with a complete range of options for your optimal health and well being.

Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. Dr. Kever is capable of transforming your smile’s shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth. Modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family and peers.

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