Inlays and Onlays

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are commonly used restorative treatments that are often used to fix teeth that have a moderate amount of tooth decay. Inlays and onlays are another option instead of crowns that can be used to protect a fractured tooth as well. Dental inlays are created to fit in between the cusp of a molar or premolar, but if it covers one or more of the cusps, it’s considered to be an onlay.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Getting Dental Inlays or Onlays?

Usually, we use inlays and onlays for teeth that have too much damage or too big of cavities to use traditional fillings. Dr. Trask will perform a full dental exam to determine whether you need inlays and onlays or a different restorative treatment.

How Can I Prevent Needing Inlays and Onlays?

The best way to avoid needing inlays and onlays or other restorative treatment is by following a great preventative dental care plan. Dr. Trask and his experienced team can help you and your family put together a great plan for taking care of your teeth which will help avoid tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.

What’s the Difference Between Inlays/Onlays and Fillings/Crowns?

Inlays and onlays are considered to be stronger than fillings, and they last longer, too. Inlays and onlays are also meant to cover larger surface areas, but they’re smaller than crowns. When you use inlays and onlays, less enamel needs to be removed compared to getting crowns put on.

How Can I Get Inlays or Onlays?

If you’re experiencing any tooth discomfort or pain, or you haven’t gotten an exam in six months, come into Monroeville Dental, and Dr. Trask and his experienced team will thoroughly clean and examine your teeth. If we find any cavities or concerns, we may recommend inlays or onlays, or a different restorative treatment.

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