INLAY / ONLAY
When the chewing surfaces of back teeth are damaged due to decay, breaks, fractures, or have old fillings that need to be replaced, an inlay or onlay is often the recommended repair. Inlays and onlays typically require less tooth to be removed, making them an ideal alternative to crowns.
An onlay is used to repair a tooth when the chewing cusps have been affected. Otherwise, inlays and onlays are basically the same:
- Custom-made tooth-colored porcelain (most natural-looking, wear well)
- Permanently cemented into the tooth
- Highly durable and long-lasting
- More conservative tooth preparation, hence a healthier tooth
After evaluating the damaged tooth, SpringLove Dentistry will help you make the best decision for your budget and your mouth – and give you a long-lasting, joyful smile.