Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Overlays are often called partial crowns. Dentist adds inlays and overlays on the infected tooth to provide protection to it and also to prevent further damage to the tooth. Inlays and overlays restore the original shape of the tooth and also provide additional strength to the tooth.


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Why do I need Inlays or Onlays?

Amalgam or other resin fillings are ideal for removing small and medium-size cavities present in your teeth but are not effective when the decayed area is large. That’s why the dentist recommends an inlay or overlay which is strong porcelain and will provide adequate strength to the tooth and will also last for long.

Inlays and Onlays treatment is called indirect fillings as it is made in a dental laboratory by dental surgeons using an impression of your prepared tooth and till it gets ready, temporary fillings will be added in your tooth for protection.

Difference between Inlays and Onlays?

An Inlay is used for restoring the center part of the back tooth’s chewing surface whereas Onlay is larger in size compared to Inlay and made to replace the destroyed part of the center area of the infected tooth.