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Inlays and Onlays can Restore your Teeth

What are inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair teeth with mild to moderate decay or damage. They are a good solution when the area to restore is too large for a filling, yet not so extensive that a dental crown is required.

An inlay doesn’t cover the pointed tips (cusps) of your teeth, where an onlay will cover one or more cusps and restores a larger portion of your tooth. However, an onlay isn’t as large as a dental crown and doesn’t require as much natural tooth material to be replaced.

Retain your Natural Tooth Material

We understand that your teeth and mouth are part of you: a living, breathing person with various body parts connected as a complex system, also with emotions, ambitions and concerns. During your first visit we will observe not only your current dental health, but will also discuss your medical background in general, your life circumstances, needs and desires, and aesthetic concerns.

Based on our observations we will together choose the most appropriate direction for your future dental care.

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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.

Attractive

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.

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