What Are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and Onlays (or commonly referred “partial crowns’) are an aesthetic alternative to traditional fillings that allow your teeth to keep their natural look.

 

They are designed to restore your teeth back to their original appearance. Inlays and Onlays are both repair damaged teeth (usually molars). They are one-piece that fabricated from high-strength substance and used as a durable and attractive alternative to standard fillings and crowns.

 

Inlays and Onlays are custom-fitted and extremely strong conservative dental restorations. They can be expected to last a very long time between 20 to 25 years.

A dental inlay and a dental onlay are similar restoration procedures.

  • An inlay is a solid material (such as porcelain or composite resin) that used to fill a cavity in your tooth. An inlay is a great solution when there is no serious damage to the cusps of the tooth.
     

  • A dental onlay is the same as an inlay but used when the tooth damage is a more extensive. An onlay replaces a tooth cusp or the top of the tooth.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
  • They are well-fitting, strong and long-lasting
     

  • Very natural-looking results
     

  • Less expansion, better margins
     

  • They eliminate tooth sensitivity and tooth loss.
     

  • Cost effective and covered by most insurance plans.
     

  • They prevent further damage

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