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Inlays & Onlays

Eliminating the Margin of Error

Inlays and onlays are two types of restorations that can be used to replace the decayed parts of the tooth surface. They essentially represent the same type of restoration, with one differentiator – an onlay covers or recreates the tooth’s cusp (the natural protrusions at the corners of your teeth) while the inlay fits in between the teeth’s cusps.

The main difference between inlays or onlays and the traditional “fillings” is the fact that the “fillings” are done right in the office while the inlays or onlays are designed and manufactured in a dental lab. There are two significant benefits when considering inlays or onlays versus the traditional “fillings”:

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Partial/Complete Dentures

Treatment options available to people who are missing some or all teeth.

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