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A Treatment For Repairing The Surface Of Your Tooth

If your tooth becomes damaged due to tooth decay or physical trauma, it will need a restorative treatment to regain its health. Any injury that compromises the tooth’s outer seal can increase the likelihood of decay or infection. To help restore your tooth, we offer inlays and onlays in addition to fillings and dental crowns. These options for repairing your teeth vary in size and application to best address your injury. By restoring the integrity of your tooth’s outer layer, you regain its continued function and beauty!

What Are Inlays And Onlays?

You can think of inlays and onlays as a dental restoration between fillings and dental crowns. These treatments are more durable than a typical filling but do not cover the entirety of your tooth above the gum line like a dental crown. This helps you preserve as much natural material of your tooth as possible with natural-looking results.

Creating Your Inlay or Onlay

Because inlays and onlays do not cover your entire tooth, we design them to restore a damaged portion like a puzzle piece. Your onlay replaces damage on cusps on top of your teeth as well as tissues on the tooth’s side. An inlay simply fits within cusps to replace tissue on the tooth’s top. By restoring stability, inlays and onlays reduce the likelihood of cracking a tooth, and they prevent bacteria from entering deep into the tooth’s inner structure.