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Onlays and inlays are a type of dental restoration that restore a tooth by providing additional support without damaging too much of the natural tooth. The difference between onlays and inlays refers to the area of the tooth that requires repair. Onlays repair the cusp of the tooth while inlays fill the area in-between the cusps.
If you are concerned that a composite filling won’t be enough to repair your teeth, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you decide if an onlay/inlay is right for your smile!
Conservative Tooth Restoration
Onlays and inlays are often recommended when a larger portion of the tooth has been damaged (often by a cavity) and a composite filling wouldn’t be enough to repair it. Onlay/inlay is a great option to consider if the damage is too much for a composite filling but isn’t quite as serious as a dental crown.
Differences Between Onlay/Inlay
and Composite Fillings
- Onlay/Inlay are often more expensive than fillings because they require more work.
- Onlay/Inlay cover a larger area of the tooth than a traditional filling.
- Onlay/Inlay requires more than one appointment to repair the tooth while fillings usually only take one.
- Onlay/Inlay are a sturdy restoration technique.
Schedule your appointment today and find out if onlay/inlay is right for you!