Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays in North York

For partial tooth restorations, our North York dentists may recommend inlays and onlays as a lasting, appealing treatment option. Inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that are affixed to the tops of the molars and premolars to restore the chewing surface. If tooth damage is keeping you from enjoying activities like eating, you could benefit from these permanent restorations.

Lasting Fixed Dental Restorations

Inlays and onlays are similar to dental crowns in how they are made and secured to the teeth. However, unlike dental crowns, they cover only the topmost portion of a tooth. An inlay sits between the cusps (raised ridges) of the molars, while an onlay covers more area, including some or all of the cusps. We often recommend these restorations when there is a tooth that has suffered from structural damage due to cracking or cavities. While fillings may slightly weaken the overall tooth structure, inlays and onlays can strengthen it.

Learn More About Your Restorative Options

With so many restorative options for different conditions, it can be difficult to navigate through your best options. Our dentists are here to answer any and all questions you have about the different types of restorative dentistry. If you’d like to learn more about inlays and onlays or see what they look like, reach out to us today to book an appointment.

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