Inlays and onlays are partial restorations that are fitted onto a tooth after it becomes damaged or fractured.

An inlay or onlay is a more robust solution than a dental filling or dental bonding but provides less coverage than a full dental crown. Our dental team can help you fix fractured teeth before they become more damaged and require more extensive restorations. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, visit us today to have a customized restoration created just for you.

The Benefits of Partial Dental Restorations

Inlays and onlays are designed to cover the occlusal (biting) surface of the molars and premolars. An inlay is a smaller restoration that sits between the cusps (the raised ridges) of the teeth, while onlays are designed to fit over the entire top of a tooth.

Our dentists may recommend inlays or onlays for a variety of reasons. Some of the benefits of them include:

  • Preservation of the natural teeth
  • Additional structural support for damaged natural teeth
  • Seals out bacteria
  • Made from stain-resistant material
  • Durability over time

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