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Dental Inlays and Onlays in Santa Monica

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Dental Inlays and Onlays

Ready to restore your smile? Dr. Kathy Zahedi DDS & Associates specializes in advanced dental inlays and onlays, providing top-notch treatments to revitalize your teeth’s function and aesthetics. Begin your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile today!


Dental inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Inlays fit within the grooves of a tooth, restoring the central part, while onlays extend over one or more cusps, covering a larger area. They are typically made from porcelain, composite resin, or gold, providing a durable and aesthetic solution.

Unlike fillings, inlays and onlays offer a stronger and longer-lasting repair, preserving more of the natural tooth structure.

Dental inlays and onlays can fix several dental issues, including:

  • Moderate decay or damage too extensive for a filling but not severe enough for a crown
  • Cracked or fractured teeth that don’t affect the cusp
  • Replacing old or damaged fillings
  • Improving the function and appearance of worn teeth

Inlays and onlays offer a durable, strong, and aesthetically pleasing solution, preserving more of the natural tooth structure compared to traditional fillings or crowns.

Getting dental inlays and onlays involves two essential appointments to restore your smile.

During the first visit, your teeth are numbed for comfort, and any damaged or decayed areas are cleaned and prepared. Impressions are then taken to create custom inlays or onlays in the dental lab. While waiting for the permanent restorations, which take about two weeks, you’ll wear temporary inlays or onlays.

At the second appointment, the fit and appearance of the inlays or onlays are carefully checked. Once approved, they are permanently bonded to your teeth. No additional numbing is needed, and you can eat and drink immediately.

Experience the transformation with Dr. Kathy Zahedi DDS & Associates. Your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile starts now!

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