Inlays and onlays are strong, long lasting and well-fitting tooth repair resolutions when patients present with tooth decay. They restore function to damaged teeth and are esthetically beautiful – and esthetics is the main difference between general dental crowns and in- and onlays. They can be made from resin materials, porcelain or gold.
Inlays and onlays are also called indirect fillings, and are dental restorations that are only performed by top quality dentists. We are therefore proud that we can offer this service to our patients as an alternative to dental crowns.
When the restoration is bonded to the inside of the tooth, it is called an inlay. If it is made to more than one place on the biting surface or covers the complete biting surface, it is called an onlay. Both way, inlays and onlays are used in the place of traditional dental fillings to repair structural damage to teeth and to treat tooth decay.
Inlays and onlays are extremely hard and durable. Cleaning is very easy as they are well-fitted and the edges are smooth, unlike some other solutions such as dental crowns and composite fillings. Inlays and onlays are custom made, ensuring a precise fit and a beautiful smile for you!