Inlays and Onlays can Restore your Teeth
Compared to Fillings...
Since they are more durable, inlays and onlays don’t need to be replaced as often. Your teeth weaken each time a filling is replaced, which can lead to larger fillings, nerve damage, root canal therapy, a dental crown or even tooth extraction! Inlays and onlays can help prevent this destructive progression and are therefore less costly in the long run.
Compared to a Dental Crown...
Less of your natural tooth needs to be removed in placing an inlay or onlay, so your tooth will remain stronger for longer.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
Made with Ideal Materials
Inlays and onlays are made with either porcelain or gold, which are biocompatible materials and are comparable in strength to your tooth’s natural enamel.
Porcelain inlays and onlays have the added benefit of matching your natural teeth, so they are unnoticeable, but we often recommend gold restorations for molars where strength is more important.