Inlays / Onlays

Trust Inlays and Onlays to Improve Your Smile

Inlays and onlays are loosely-related dental techniques used primarily to improve the appearance and functionality of teeth. At Smile Big Dental Specialists, we use inlays and onlays in our Oakbrook Terrace, IL practice because we are confident in their effectiveness. Inlays are similar to fillings, and we use them to fill the hole created by a cavity. Onlays fit inside the tooth as well, but they extend to the surface – making them a better choice for more extensive damage.

Why Inlays and Onlays Can Help

There can be several reasons why someone might need inlays or onlays. They provide plenty of advantages to those who receive them from our dentists. Inlays and onlays will improve the look and durability of any tooth that has them. And most importantly, they keep your teeth happy, healthy, and free from decay.

Most Common Scenarios Demanding Inlays and Onlays:

Stained Teeth

Inlays and onlays are color-matched to your other teeth’s color. So, if you have pearly whites surrounding a decaying tooth, an inlay or onlay will make the tooth more natural-looking and act as a whitening solution.

Poor Oral Health

Porcelain is an extremely durable material, so our inlays and onlays will help to extend the life of your natural teeth – provided you keep up with your brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dentist appointments!

Damaged Teeth

Cavities and root canals damage your teeth, but an inlay can provide a solution to that damage. By inserting an inlay or onlay into a decaying tooth, we can create a durable solution and help you move forward toward better oral health.

Safe Solutions

Inlays and onlays are safe. They prevent bacteria and plaque from entering your teeth and causing severe problems. They are also easier and less time-consuming than most cosmetic procedures because we perform it in one day.

We Have Years of Experience Under Our Belts

Smile Big Dental Specialists has years of experience using inlays and onlays to improve our patients’ lives. We are proud to have developed lifelong relationships with our patients. We’ve cared for many of them since they were infants. Our compassionate and patient-centered approach to dentistry removes much of the unease many people feel about visiting the dentist.

Why People Love Us

Client Testimonials

Gina H.

I have over 15 years experience in clinical dentistry and dental laboratory management. I can honestly say that Dr. Arredondo gives the best, most honest care that I have ever received. He does great work, its pain free, the office is clean, staff is professional. My parents also go here and they really love him as well. I've worked for a lot of Dentists who, in my opinion, treatment plan extra services just to bill extra production. That IS NOT the case at this office. They will take care of your needs and nothing more/nothing less. Rest assured. As a patient of this office for upwards of 7 years... I highly recommend Smile Big Dental Specialists.

Reyna S.

My boyfriend and I visited their new location at 1S376 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace, IL and absolutely adored the place. The location was very clean and updated and the staff was friendly as well as informative! I hadn't been to the dentist in a while so I'm outdated on technology but it was amazing to see the newer instruments used for the X-rays and cleanings! My hygienist David was very gentle, kind and answered everything I had questions about. The doctor came in later after my cleaning and went over everything again and informed me on how to properly care for the issues I was having...

Kekee R.

Had a stressful procedure- thought I was going in for a consultation- With that being said, I would like to thank Dr. T & Jocelyn- both were awesome, friendly & very informative. Jocelyn was welcoming from the day I made my Initial appointment. I commend Dr T for being compassionate and caring! I will recommend this office to everyone I know! I‘m grateful to have finally found a dentist office I can trust! Worth the hassle and large amount of coins! Best dentist office around!!!! Thanks again!

Keli C.

Best dentist. Treats you like family. Easy to talk with about issues.

Our Office Location

Smile Big Dental Specialists


1S376 Summit Ave, Court A, Unit 1E
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues - Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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