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Inlays & Onlays

Where Brawn and Beauty Meet

In high-stress chewing areas where strength is mandatory and aesthetics are preferred, porcelain or composite inlays and onlays are an excellent option. An inlay provides protection over your grooves and between the cusps of your teeth, while an onlay covers both grooves and cusps.

Inlays and onlays are typically utilized when a large filling in a chewing molar cracks, wears down or falls out. They are also ideal when the cusp of a tooth is missing, yet enough tooth structure remains to support a large filling. When crown placement requires the removal of excessive tooth structure, Dr. Sadati may recommend an inlay or onlay.

Beautiful, durable – and almost impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth – inlays and onlays are formed to fit and fill most types of surface cavities. They also restore up to 95 percent of the strength of your tooth.

Inlays and onlays preserve your natural tooth structure while providing long-term strength and natural translucency. Talk to our Wellington dental team and learn more about this conservative solution.