Inlays / Onlays
Sometimes tooth damage is so significant that a simple filling will not suffice, but is not extensive enough to necessitate the use of a crown. When this is the case, an inlay or an onlay may be the best choice of treatment.
Inlays and onlays are “indirect” restorations in that they are made outside of the mouth and then bonded to the tooth. An inlay is when the indirect restoration fits within the cusps of a back tooth. An onlay is when it covers at least one of these cusps. The placement procedure is the same for both.
Both options are strong and designed to last. They are also easy to care for, requiring no more maintenance than your natural teeth. To learn more about how they can work for you, schedule your consultation.