Inlay and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. Used to repair moderate to severe damage or decay, the inlay and onlay is an effective solution for restoring the function of the tooth.
Dr. Heather Adams offers solutions for repairing tooth decay and damage. Inlay and onlays are a high-quality dental restoration for addressing large or hard to reach areas of decay.
Inlay and onlays are dental restorations custom fabricated from modern dental porcelain. The restoration is custom designed and color matched for an aesthetic result. The restoration is stain and decay resistant and can last for many years with proper oral hygiene.
What is an Inlay?
An inlay is used to repair decay or damage that exists in the deep cusp of the tooth, usually a molar. Dr. Adams removes decayed tissue and thoroughly cleans the tooth. The inlay is placed and bonded creating a tight seal to strengthen and protect the tooth.
What is an Onlay?
An onlay is used to address decay or damage that affects a large surface area. Dr. Adams may recommend an onlay for tooth decay that has damaged some of the tooth structure. Onlays are more conservative than full dental crown and more stabilizing than a dental filling. The onlay is placed on a cleaned and prepared tooth and sealed into place.