AN OVERVIEW OF INLAYS & ONLAYS?
Many old fillings become beat up and need to be removed or replaced over time. An inlay bears a number of striking similarities to actual fillings that sit inside the cavity where the old filling used to be. The hope is that the inlay is more effective than the old filling at protecting the teeth from further damage. An inlay can either be temporary or permanent depending on the treatment choice. An onlay actually rests on top of the tooth and guards the tooth against further decay. These are effective supplementary treatment options for dental fillings.
WHEN SHOULD PATIENTS INVEST IN INLAYS?
There isn’t a set period of time that patients should get inlays and onlays. Instead, patients should take note of which teeth have fillings and remember to visit the dentist if these teeth start to hurt. Patients may even notice that their fillings are chipped and falling out. During the visit to the dentist, the dentist may recommend that the old filling be removed and replaced with an inlay or protected with an onlay. Each case is discussed with a dentist on an individual basis.
HOW MUCH DO INLAYS & ONLAYS COST?
It is understandable that patients are concerned about the price of a supplementary treatment; however, dental insurance will cover this treatment to a certain extent depending on the plan. Some insurance policies will cover the cost completely while others may only cover a portion. Patients may be responsible for any extra cost over the limit of insurance but there are monthly specials and coupons that they can take advantage of.
HOW DO PATIENTS PAY FOR INLAYS & ONLAYS?
Patients without dental insurance still have a variety of treatment options. For example, there are several third-party organizations that will provide funding for patients who wish to pay the cost of treatment off gradually. There are even in-house financing plans that patients should take a look at. Call the clinic today for more information!
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