Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that offer a more conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns.  Preserving the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas, the procedure ensures functional longevity.  Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth decay or similar damage. These restorations are beneficial from both an esthetic and functional point of view.

Like a crown, the procedure is done over two visits.  At the first visit, the decayed tooth is prepared, and an impression is taken and sent to a lab where the restoration is fabricated.  A temporary restoration will be place.  During the second visit the temp will be removed and the inlay or onlay will be placed.