Inlays & Onlays

Picture of the Inlays & Onlays placement in the mouth

At The Sadati Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we specialize in restoring the beauty and functionality of your teeth with inlays and onlays. These are custom-made restorations, ideal for repairing mild to moderate tooth decay or damage while preserving your natural tooth structure.

Symptoms Addressed

Inlays and onlays are perfect for teeth that require more than a filling but less than a crown:

  • Mild to moderate tooth decay
  • Cracked or fractured teeth not damaged enough for a crown
  • Large, worn-out fillings
  • Need for a more durable and long-lasting solution than a traditional filling

Why Inlays & Onlays?

  • Conservation of Tooth Structure: Less invasive than crowns.
  • Durability: Made from strong, resilient materials.
  • Aesthetic Match: Customized to blend with your natural tooth color.
  • Longevity: Typically last longer than regular fillings.

Where Brawn and Beauty Meet

In high-stress chewing areas where strength is mandatory and aesthetics are preferred, porcelain or composite inlays & 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.

Treatment Process

Consultation with Dr. Sadati

  • Assessment: Evaluate the extent of tooth damage or decay.

Tooth Preparation

  • Cleaning: Remove decay or old filling material.
  • Reshaping: Prepare the tooth for the inlay or onlay.

Impression and Creation

  • Mold Taking: Create an accurate impression of your tooth.
  • Custom Design: Inlay or onlay is crafted to fit your tooth precisely.

Fitting and Bonding

  • Trial Fitting: Ensure a perfect match and comfortable bite.
  • Permanent Bonding: The inlay or onlay is securely bonded to your tooth.
  • Polishing: For a smooth and natural appearance.


To extend the life of your inlays and onlays:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene practices.
  • Regular dental check-ups.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods or objects.


Patients who receive inlays and onlays typically experience:

  • Improved tooth function and comfort.
  • A natural, enhanced appearance.
  • Increased confidence in their smile.


How long do inlays and onlays last?

They can last for decades with proper care.

Are inlays and onlays noticeable?

No, they are made to match your tooth color for a natural look.

Is the procedure painful?

It’s typically performed with local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort.

Begin Your Journey to a Restored Smile

Ready to rejuvenate your smile with precision dental restorations? For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us at 888-873-3558. Let Dr. Sadati and our team at The Sadati Center for Aesthetic Dentistry help you achieve optimal dental health and aesthetics.