Inlays & Onlays

A Solution for Replacing Your Old Fillings and Decay‍‍‍

Dental inlays and onlays are used on back molars to fix decay or cracked teeth that do not have enough damage to need a crown.

Ideal candidates for this treatment have too much damage to successfully use fillings for treatment. However; sufficient healthy tooth remains to avoid the need for a crown. This treatment allows the dentist to conserve your natural tooth.

Dental inlays and onlays are 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.

There are many benefits to inlays and onlays:

1.    Inlays and onlays are durably made from hard materials which last up to 30 years.

2.    They strengthen teeth by up to 75% vs the old metal fillings they are used to replace, which can reduce the strength of the teeth by up to 50%.

3.    Inlays and onlays prolong tooth life and prevent the need for more dental treatment in the future.