Inlays and onlays are types of dental restorations used to restore a damaged tooth that does not have enough healthy structure for a regular filling but does not require a dental crown.
Inlays and onlays are sometimes called indirect fillings or partial crowns. Inlays are fitted inside the cavity of a tooth created once decay is removed. Onlays fill this cavity, as well as replace a portion of the cusp of your tooth, or the chewing portion of the tooth.
Both dental inlays and onlays are used at Pyramid Family Dental Care to save damaged teeth and guarantee your smile lasts for years to come. They can be made from a variety of materials, although composite resin and porcelain inlays and onlays are by far the most popular due to their ability to be matched to the appearance of your natural smile. Inlays and onlays are applied after tooth decay has been removed and the tooth has been cleaned. They can be perfectly sculpted to fit your bite and natural tooth surface. To learn more about how dental inlays and onlays are applied and how they can restore your smile, please contact us. We are eager to help you achieve a healthier, happier smile!