What’s the Cost of Inlays and Onlays?
Tooth decay can interfere with the function of the teeth, affect the smile’s appearance, and impact overall oral health. Inlays and onlays are a great option for restoring the strength and appearance of decayed teeth.
At Smile Montreal, Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey offer inlays and onlays to patients looking for more conservative options to treat tooth decay. When considering treatment options, many wonder about the cost of inlays and onlays at our Montreal, QC, practice.
The exact cost depends on several factors that vary based on each patients’ needs. To find out your costs, please schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the average cost of inlays and onlays and what affects their cost.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to treat mild to moderate decay. Inlays are used to treat decay within the grooves of the back molars. Onlays are used to treat decayed or damaged cusps.
Onlays in particular are beneficial when a tooth is too damaged for a regular dental filling but not damaged enough to require a full dental crown, making them a more conservative dental treatment.
How Much Do Inlays and Onlays Cost?
Inlays are generally less expensive than onlays while onlays are usually less expensive than dental crowns. However, the exact cost of inlays and onlays will vary based on the needs of each Montreal patient.
With this in mind, inlays and onlays average around $900, but may cost more or less depending on the following factors.
The Materials Used to Make Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays can be made from several different types of materials. Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain or gold.
Gold inlays and onlays are usually less expensive than tooth-colored options like porcelain.
Extent of Treatment
When damage is more extensive and a larger area requires treatment, the cost of treatment will likely be higher. This is because more materials are required and a larger area of the tooth needs to be prepared.
The location of the tooth or teeth being treated can also affect the price, as the back teeth are often more difficult to treat.
Many dental insurance companies cover some portion of inlays and onlays but whether they’re covered, or how much is covered, depends on the terms of each patient’s dental insurance policy.
With a thorough dental examination, it’s often possible to determine the approximate costs of inlays and onlays before treatment is performed.
By taking all factors that affect cost into consideration, patients typically have a good idea of their out-of-pocket costs, if any, for treatment with inlays onlays.
Schedule a Consultation
Inlays and onlays can restore the strength and appearance of the teeth, making them a great choice for many people with tooth decay or dental damage. For more information about inlays and onlays or to discuss your specific costs, please call our Montreal dentists at (514) 937-6558 to send us a message.