A woman smiling because she has learned that inlays and onlays from our Fairfax, VA cosmetic dentist is a viable option for metal fillingsAll signs give evidence that your tooth has developed a cavity. Our cosmetic dentist serving Fairfax VA, knows when you were a child you may have had metal fillings. Perhaps now you lean towards the attractive ceramic ones. So isn’t that all there is to know about filling options?

But have you heard of dental inlays or onlays?

Burke Centre Dental Arts recognizes that traditional fillings serve their purpose in repairing a cavity-damaged tooth. However, in order to perform this procedure effectively, a percentage of the tooth must be removed, reducing the strength of that tooth by up to 50 percent.

On the other hand, repairing a cavity with inlays or onlays requires removing less of your tooth. By using special high-strength resins, the “filling” can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent!

What’s involved in getting an inlay or onlay? During your initial dental visit, after removing the damaged part of your tooth, a gum mold will be taken to allow the laboratory to construct an exact fit for an inlay or onlay. This will be matched to your natural tooth color. Your second and final visit allows for the installation. Using special technology, the tooth-to-restoration margin will be finished and polished to such a super-fine degree that recurrent decay will be all but impossible thereafter, providing proper hygiene is implemented. Inlay or onlay fillings frequently outlast the more traditional fillings, retaining their function between 10 and 30 years.

Consult with Burke Centre Dental Arts today to learn more about your oral health options!


We Changed Our Name


McMillan Sedation Dentistry is now Burke Centre Dental Arts!


We're still the same great dentist and team you've come to know and trust, but we thought it was time our name better reflects all the dental services we offer under one convenient roof.


P.S. We also updated our website URL to smileeasy.com because that's what we do; help you smile easy, pain-free, and confidently.

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