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In these cases, Inlays and Onlays are a great solution to create realignment and repair damage from decay or trauma.

What is a dental inlay and onlay?

Dental inlays and onlays are restorations made of gold, composite resin, or ceramics used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of tooth decay, cracks or fractures. They are generally used when your tooth needs a major filling or when the damage toy our tooth is not quite enough to elicit the placement of a dental crown.

What are the benefits of inlays and onlays?

  1.     Made from high quality material.
  2.     Extremely durable and can last for many years.
  3.     Treat your tooth decay while preserving the structure of your tooth.
  4.     Eliminate tooth sensitivity and tooth loss.

Inlays and onlays are bonded or cemented into place on your teeth. An inlay is like a filling, but it lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of your tooth. An onlay is larger than an inlay and its purpose is to replace one or more of your decayed tooth cusps.

If you have questions about dental inlays and onlays, contact us today to find out more.