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Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair teeth, in the back of the mouth, with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown. Dental inlays and onlays are also used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.

Helping you to Conserve more of your Original Tooth Structure

An inlay or onlay is a preferred treatment option when a patient typically has too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a filling, but has sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown. This allows us, as your dentist, to conserve more of your original tooth structure. The benefit of this is that you avoid more potential tooth problems and invasive, costly treatments further down the line.

There are Other Benefits of Inlays and Onlays in Comparison to Metal Fillings:

  • Inlays and onlays are durable — they're made from tough, hard-wearing materials which last up to 30 years.
  • They help to strengthen teeth by up to 75 percent, unlike traditional metal fillings which can actually reduce the strength of the teeth by up to 50 percent.
  • Inlays and onlays prolong tooth life and prevent the need for more dental treatment in the future.

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