If Dr. Klayman and his team discover a cavity or broken tooth during a dental exam, they may suggest an onlay to repair the damage. Applying onlays require two appointments. When you visit Red Bank Smiles for your first onlay appointment, Dr. Klayman and his team will:
- Apply a local anesthetic
- Remove all decay and weakened structure from the tooth
- Clean the tooth and prepare it for the impression process
- Create an impression (mold) of your tooth
- Administer a temporary restoration
After your first appointment, your mold will be taken to our skilled ceramist, who will create a long-lasting onlay designed to fit the specific dimensions of your cavity. At your next appointment, any temporary restorations will be removed and your onlay will be tested for fit before being cemented in place and finally polished.