Inlays and Onlays

Inspired Dental in Windermere, FL

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and OnlaysIf Dr. Puerto discovers that you have a mild to moderate decay on the back teeth or a damaged tooth that cannot support a tooth filling, she may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. This is are a conservative treatment and can go a long way to preventing a minor problem from becoming worse, ultimately requiring more invasive dental treatment.

​​​​​​​Inlays and Onlays are composed of strong porcelain and are bonded to the affected areas of the teeth. These tooth restorations treatments can help conserve more of your natural tooth than traditional dental crowns and can also be shaded to match your natural tooth color. They look very natural and can even be used to correct mild cracks and fractures.

What Is The Difference Between Inlays And Onlays?

Inlays and OnlaysBefore you head into a dental inlays and Onlays procedure, it’s important to first understand the difference between an inlay and an Onlay. Dental inlays and Onlays offer similar benefits and are both excellent alternatives to dental crowns. The only major difference between the two is that each option covers different parts of a tooth.

  • Dental Inlays: These are fitted into grooves within the cusps of your teeth — almost like tooth fillings.
  • Dental Onlays: Onlays are used when decay or damage is more extensive and replace the chewing surfaces of teeth.

It is tough to understand all the details the make an inlay or Onlay the best option to use, but you may want to ask us about the best and conservative options we have available for you!