Post-Operative Instructions for a Permanent Onlay

After your onlay is placed, it is important to follow these care instructions to ensure the long-term success of your new restoration. Immediately after your onlay placement, it is important to avoid eating or drinking until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your lips, tongue, and cheeks. 

It’s normal to experience some sensitivity to pressure, heat and cold for several days following the procedure, but this should pass as your mouth adapts to your new onlay. If you experience discomfort you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed. Your finished restoration may be shaped slightly different than your original tooth. Your tongue may magnify these small differences, but you will become accustomed to them within a few days. 

Daily home care will increase the longevity of your new onlay. You should resume regular brushing and flossing immediately to keep your onlay free of plaque buildup and decay. If your bite feels uneven, or if you experience persistent pain or sensitivity outside of the norm, it is important to contact our office for assistance. 

Our Dental Savings Plans

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care and that financial constraints or insurance status shouldn’t stand in the way for anyone to receive such care. That’s why we have introduced Dental Savings Plans as we don’t want you to compromise on your dental health. We have two plans – Standard and Wellness - offered at an annual membership fee of $429 and $729 respectively.

Membership will entitle you to a host of benefits including free and discounted treatments with a focus on your overall health.

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