Visit us today on Facebook to read reviews Visit us today on Google to read reviews Visit us today on Healthgrades to read reviews Visit us today on Yelp to read reviews
Get directions to our office
East Dundee
Request your appointment
Schedule an Appointment
Call our office today
(224) 484-0227
Neu Family Dental


https://schema.org/Dentist

Neu Family Dental

Neu Family Dental has been established in East Dundee, IL for over 30 years. Our doctors work very closely together to provide the very best dental care for their patients in a friendly, caring and professional environment. They truly love their profession and enjoy staying on the cutting edge of dentistry with state-of-the-art techniques and technology. Recent certifications in CAD/CAM Dentistry and Laser Dentistry are examples of their dedication to the Art and Science of Modern Dentistry.








info@neufamilydental.com
(224) 484-0227


Cash, check, credit card, CareCredit, Neu Family Dental’s Dental Saving Plan

/>




4.5
10












573 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee
IL
60118


Dental Inlays and Onlays


Inlay and Onlays at Neu Family DentalWhen plaque and bacteria are left to build up on the surface of your teeth, they produce harmful acids that eat away at your enamel, leading to the formation of cavities. Cavities are a common issue that affects the teeth of millions of Americans in all age groups. Cavities are frequently treated with fillings. While this treatment is often effective, there are certain cavities where placing a filling can compromise the affected tooth. At Neu Family Dental, we can treat these more difficult cavities with inlays and onlays.

How Are Cavities Typically Treated?


Traditionally, cavities have been treated with one of two types of fillings, amalgam and composite resin. Amalgam fillings have been in use for over 150 years, and are known for their strength. They can stand up to the strongest biting and chewing forces, making them ideal for back teeth. They are made up of a mixture of metals that are suspended in mercury. While strong, these fillings often cause concern for many patients. Along with containing mercury, they are also silver in color.

Composite resin fillings were developed as an alternative to amalgam fillings. They are made up of plastic, fine glass and other materials. These fillings are tooth-colored, blending in with your natural tooth structure and contain no metal or mercury. However, they are not as strong as amalgam and can break under too much stress.

What Are Inlays and Onlays?


While amalgam and composite resin fillings are effective treatments for most cavities, there are some cavities in which they can potentially harm the affected tooth. Cavities that have developed on the chewing surfaces of your molars are one such situation. With an amalgam filling, constant use can drive the filling deeper into the tooth causing it to split. A composite resin filling on the chewing surface of the molar can quickly wear down and break, which can lead to a new infection.

Inlays and onlays are an alternative to a traditional filling. An inlay is designed to fill a cavity that affects only one cusp of the tooth. An onlay is used when two or more cusps have been affected and is sometimes called a partial crown. They can be made from several materials, but porcelain is the most popular. It can be made to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth and mimics the way enamel reflects light. Porcelain is also fairly strong and can stand up to normal daily wear. Both inlays and onlays are designed to strengthen the tooth, rather than weaken it.

Why Get Inlays or Onlays?


There are several benefits to inlays and onlays:
•  They are more affordable, and less invasive, than crowns.
•  They strengthen your teeth.
•  Cavities require less drilling than with amalgam or even composite resin fillings.
•  Inlays and onlays are designed and created outside of the tooth and are made to fit perfectly inside the cavity.
•  They will not shrink in the cavity, unlike amalgam and composite resin fillings do upon curing.
•  Porcelain provides a natural restoration, perfectly blending in with the rest of the tooth.
•  Porcelain contains no metals, nor does it contain any mercury. It also is not sensitive to heat fluctuations like amalgam.

How Are Inlays and Onlays Placed?


If you have a cavity on the chewing surface of your molar, an inlay or an onlay may be the solution for you. Call Neu Family Dental today to schedule your consultation at (224) 484-0227.
The first step to a healthy, beautiful smile
is to schedule an appointment. Call us today.
573 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118
Call our office today
(224) 484-0227

Copyright © 2017-2018 Neu Family Dental and WEO MEDIA. All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links