Dental Inlays & Onlays

Dental Inlays & Onlays

North Haven Family Dentistry cares about your teeth, smile, and how you feel about your dental work and treatment plan. We are here to assist you with onlays, inlays, crowns, and more. Dr. Bhupatiraju will answer your questions and be clear about what will work best for your situation.

What Is A Dental Inlay?

Inlays are designed to repair the center of a tooth. We find that our patients require an inlay rather than a filling if their cavity is fairly large. Dr. Bhupatiraju will create a single, solid piece that is to fit the shape and size of the cavity. Once in place, the inlay is cemented.

Inlays are a long term fix for a tooth that is giving you issues. We want to be sure you get the proper treatment and will make the process as simple as possible.

What Is A Dental Onlay?

An onlay is not quite a crown and different from an inlay. Onlays are made when a repair is necessary to cover the cusp of the tooth in a single piece. The tooth is filled with a composite resin material that makes the necessary repair.

What Are These Treatments Used For?

The purpose of inlays and onlays treatment wise is to replace damaged tooth material. Patients will see that both treatments are great for making their teeth stronger. Plus, the tooth will have greater functionality.
Inlays and onlays last longer than crowns and fillings. They are a superior treatment and will last anywhere between 20 to 30 years. We would be honored to assist you with either path and be sure that you will be more comfortable with both your smile and teeth function.
The benefits of an inlay or onlay treatment plan include the following:

  • Preservation of your tooth
  • Custom-fit
  • A great option for better hygiene
  • Resistant to discoloration

What’s The Difference Between The Two?

Dental inlays fill in the spaces between the cusps at the center of the tooth.
However, the onlay is different because it can cover the entire biting surface of the tooth. They can cover one or more cusps, in other words. Occasionally, onlays are called “partial crowns” because they cover so much surface area of the tooth.

Contact Us For Inlay & Onlay Treatments

Contact North Haven Family Dentistry with any questions or concerns that you may have if considering an inlay or onlay. We will get you on our schedule for an appointment so that Dr. Bhupatiraju will look at your needs and decide which treatment route would be best. Give us a call today!