Inlays and Onlays in Kitchener
When tooth damage or decay is too extensive for a filling and too minimal for a dental crown, our dentists may suggest inlays and onlays as partial fixed restorations for the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars. Like dental crowns, these options are custom-made for each patient to guarantee a perfect fit, after which our experienced dental team will secure them in place for a long-lasting restoration.
Sturdy Partial Restorations
Inlays are placed between the cusps (the ridges or high points) of the teeth and cemented firmly in place, while onlays have more extensive coverage and may extend to the cusps of the teeth. They allow us to preserve more of the natural tooth structure while also ensuring a strong and durable surface for chewing. Unlike direct restorations that are formed inside the mouth by our dentists (such as fillings), inlays and onlays are indirect restorations that we custom-fit for you to be manufactured in a dental laboratory.
Restore Your Ability to Eat with Confidence!
Inlays and onlays offer several benefits and drawbacks compared to similar restorations, so be sure to ask your dentist about your options. Our dentists are always happy to help you compare restorations based on aesthetic qualities, lifespan, strength, comfort, treatment time, and cost.