Our dentists and team are committed to restoring your smile while preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, which is why we offer dental onlays. Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub and Dr. Ekpa Eyoma are skilled in this conservative approach that repairs teeth without the need for more extensive treatments.
Dental onlays are a type of restoration sometimes referred to as “partial crowns.” They are used when the damage to a tooth extends to its biting surface but is not so extensive that a full crown is necessary. Onlays cover one or more cusps of the tooth, where fillings might not provide enough support and they can be made of durable materials like porcelain, composite resin or gold.
When you are in need of an onlay, the process usually requires two appointments. During your first visit, our dentists will meticulously remove any decay or damage from your tooth, shaping it to securely anchor the onlay. After this preparation, we will make a detailed impression of your tooth, which our trusted dental lab will use to create your custom onlay. A temporary onlay may be placed while you wait for your permanent restoration.
Once your onlay is ready, you will return to our office for fitting and bonding. Our dentists will ensure that your onlay fits seamlessly with your natural teeth, both in function and appearance.
Call or text Schneider Family Dentistry at 240-654-3555 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schneider, Dr. Staub or Dr. Eyoma to see if dental onlays in Gaithersburg, Maryland, are the right choice for you.