Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays, both of which are also referred to as partial crowns, are forms of indirect restoration. Indirect restorations involve having a custom item (called a restoration) made outside of the mouth as one piece and then attached to the affected tooth or teeth.
Onlays and inlays are both designed to restore molars and premolars that have been damaged by tooth decay but are not so damaged that they require a full crown. The difference between onlays and inlays is how much of the tooth’s surface is covered. Inlays typically only cover the chewing surface of the tooth between the cusps, while onlays cover both the chewing surface and one or more of the cusps. A full crown covers the chewing surface and all of the cusps.
Inlays and onlays are designed to strengthen your tooth, restore its natural shape, and protect it from future cavities. To ensure your inlay or onlay matches your natural teeth perfectly, we use VITA Easyshade.
Restorative dental care can help you reclaim your beautiful smile and safeguard it against future damage. For more information about restorative dental procedures, please speak to your dentist during your next appointment.