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Restore natural teeth with Dental Inlays and Onlays Procedure

Inlays and onlays are like tooth-colored fillings in that they’re made to match your teeth’ natural color and shape. They’re significantly stronger because they are made of porcelain instead of composite resin. A dental onlay or inlay is a type of restoration that may be used if your tooth lacks sufficient structure to support a filling but doesn’t need a crown. At Argyle Family Dental, we can help patients restore their smile with this or other options available.

How is a dental inlay or onlay placed?

Our dentist removes the decay or the old filling to place an inlay or onlay. The restoration is built based on a cast of the tooth and those around it. A temporary filling is bonded to protect the tooth’s structure until the new restoration is ready. When the restoration is complete, the temporary filling is removed, and the fit of the replacement is verified. The inlay or onlay is then cemented into position after any needed changes have been made. 

What is the difference between inlays and onlays?

With dental inlays, all the work is within the bumps, or cusps, on the chewing surface of a tooth. That is why the placement of onlays is more extensive; they cover one or more cusps completely. Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns and provide effective tooth restoration for many patients. Inlays are placed more into the tooth, while an onlay is placed over a tooth.

Who is a good candidate for an inlay or onlay?

During an evaluation, Dr. Ava Khodakhast will determine if the patient could benefit from a full or partial crown. Patients with large areas of decay or damage may find the inlay or onlay appropriate for their needs, while more extensive damage or decay may require a traditional crown instead.

Learn more about ceramic inlays and onlays with Dr. Ava Khodakhast

If you reside in the Centennial, Colorado area and are interested in discovering more about the benefits of tooth restoration with inlays and onlays, call Argyle Family Dental today at (303) 770-2254 and visit us at 8120 S Holly Street, Ste. #208.

Dr. Ava Khodakhast

Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite dental artistry crafted by Dr. Ava Khodakhast, a distinguished prosthodontist whose journey is a testament to the fusion of science and art in dentistry. With an unwavering commitment to elevating lives through her specialized expertise, Dr. Khodakhast has redefined the landscape of prosthodontics, captivating hearts with her transformative work.

Embarking on her odyssey in 2000 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Khodakhast's passion for her craft led her to traverse continents for knowledge. She pursued her American DDS at the esteemed University of Missouri, Kansas City, setting the foundation for a remarkable career. Yet, her thirst for mastery pushed her to delve deeper. Venturing into the realm of complexity, she dedicated three intensive years at the Medical College of Georgia, earning a master's in Oral Biology and seamlessly entwining it with a Residency in Prosthodontics.

Prosthodontics is the symphony of precision and creativity, where every note is a smile transformed. Dr. Khodakhast is a virtuoso in this art, specializing in intricate cosmetic makeovers, implant procedures, and comprehensive mouth rehabilitation. Recognized as a "Diplomate" by the American Board of Prosthodontics and as a "Fellow" by the American College of Prosthodontists, she soars among the select few who define excellence in this arena. Her certification as a prosthodontist is a testament to her rigorous education and training, making her a beacon of expertise for dental and maxillofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation. Dentists themselves entrust their patients to her care, a testament to her unparalleled mastery.

A luminary in academia, Dr. Khodakhast served as the assistant director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She also worked in private practice at UMKC, applying the techniques and skills she taught in complicated, aesthetic case settings. During her junior year of college, she graced India with her charitable work, a touch of humanity that infuses her artistry with compassion.

Emanating from the core of her being is a dedication to her patient's well-being. You can rely on her to provide unparalleled care rooted in scientific precision and artistic commitment.

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