Inlays and Onlays

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At Dental Arts & Wellness, we work closely with you to preserve your natural smile by creating a dental plan that includes regular exams, routine cleanings, and, if desired, restorations. Inlays and onlays are the preferred type of restoration when your tooth is too damaged for a filling but not damaged enough for a crown.

Dental inlay and onlay compared to a crown

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Like a crown, an inlay or onlay is a custom-made fitting that we secure to the damaged tooth; however, unlike a crown, it only covers a small portion of the affected tooth.

Inlays are similar to fillings and fit inside the outer edges of the tooth. They can be made out of a variety of materials, but most often they’re made out of tooth-colored porcelain. The inlay procedure requires approximately two visits. During the first appointment, any decay is removed, impressions are taken, and the temporary inlay is applied to the tooth. At the second appointment, the permanent inlay is bonded to the tooth, hiding any signs of imperfection.

Onlays, sometimes referred to as partial crowns, are similar to inlays in that the procedure is the same and takes place over the course of two days. They differ because they cover one or more of the outer edges of the tooth. They are the conservative alternative to receiving a crown, and they preserve more of your natural tooth.

Inlays and onlays may be used for cosmetic enhancement, to restore broken or decayed teeth, or to replace a damaged filling. To find out more about inlays or onlays, call Dental Arts & Wellness at503.603.0700 today to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you restore your healthy smile.

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Testimonials

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  • Dr. Yamaguchi and her team are great! They are very professional at their work and they care about my dental needs, my financial option as well. I had good visiting experience there.

    Jing C.
  • #1 Dentist and Dental Team Ever! They treat you like family while providing top quality dental care. Because of this we always look forward to our visits to the dentist hands down. I highly recommend Dr. Yamaguchi and her team.

    Suzie S.
  • Excellent! Front desk always friendly and helpful. Vivian did an excellent job. Not easy to fill in for a regular. She could easily become a regular member of the staff.

    Deanna W.
  • "I have a number of systemic health issues that I am trying to better understand and Dr. Yamaguchi made me feel heard. She was very careful to consider my overall health vs. just my dental health. Great 1st visit and I'll be back."

    Celeste P.

Dental Financing Options

At Dental Arts & Wellness, Lake Oswego dentist Dr. Yamaguchi delivers high-quality dental care at a cost-effective price and offers a wide variety of financial options for patients who are under- or uninsured. If you do not have an insurance provider, we offer the following options: