Onlays: An Ideal restoration for Damaged Tooth

People who have decay or damage in their teeth require restorations that can help to fix the deformities. Various dental treatments provide restoration to the patients. Dental Onlay is a type of dental treatment that is suitable for fixing a damaged tooth. At Salt Lake City, UT, Dr. David Powell, All Care Dentistry, provides onlay treatment to patients with the help of expert dentists. 

What are Dental Onlays?

Onlays are restorations that are placed over the biting surface of the tooth. It is made from materials like porcelain, composite, resin, or gold. The appearance of each material is different and the patient can choose the material that suits them the best for restoration purposes. It is a long-lasting solution that offers maximum durability in providing proper care to the teeth. 

Benefits of Onlays

  • Onlays enhances the appearance of the person.
  • It preserves much of the natural tooth, unlike Dental crown treatment.
  • Onlays makes teeth cleaning a more straightforward process.
  • The treatment helps to provide strength and stability to the tooth.
  • Onlays are durable and do not shrink like traditional fillings.

The Procedure of Onlays

The dentists require two appointments with the patient to perform the onlay treatment. During the first appointment, the dentists analyze the decay on the tooth. The patient is provided local anesthesia and the decayed portion of the tooth is removed by the dentist. The impression of the tooth is taken, which is sent to the laboratory to fabricate the restoration. A temporary onlay is used to protect the tooth until the second appointment.

After the fabrication of the permanent restoration, the dentists remove the temporary onlay provided to the patient. The tooth is leaned and the onlay is placed on the tooth. The dentist ensures that the onlay fits perfectly on the tooth and checks the patient's bite. It is permanently bonded and polished, which provides a tooth that matches the appearance of the natural teeth. 


Onlay is an ideal treatment that preserves the natural and healthy tooth structure. It restores the functionality of the decayed and damaged tooth. Onlays can be the right dental restoration for your dental problems. 

Dr. David Powell All Care Dentistry, located in Salt Lake City, UT, provides effective dental treatments to patients. Call (801) 266-1414 and book a consultation with the dentistry to know more about Onlays and receive a complete dental checkup. 

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