INLAYS & ONLAYS

INLAYS & ONLAYS

Long-Lasting Protection for Strong Teeth

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 silver fillings and 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 of composite materials (gentle to opposing teeth, prone to more wear and discoloration), gold (strongest, most expensive, not natural-looking), or tooth-colored porcelain (most natural-looking, wear well)

  • Permanently cemented into the tooth

  • Highly durable and long-lasting

After evaluating the damaged tooth, Munster Dental Care will help you make the best decision for your budget and your mouth to give you a strong, long-lasting smile.

Long-Lasting Protection for Strong Teeth

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 silver fillings and 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 of composite materials (gentle to opposing teeth, prone to more wear and discoloration), gold (strongest, most expensive, not natural-looking), or tooth-colored porcelain (most natural-looking, wear well)

  • Permanently cemented into the tooth

  • Highly durable and long-lasting

After evaluating the damaged tooth, Munster Dental Care will help you make the best decision for your budget and your mouth to give you a strong, long-lasting smile.

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