Inlay and Onlay

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If you’re looking for a way to laugh comfortably, Inlay and Onlay Fillings may be the perfect solution.

Dentistry offers two unique methods for filling teeth – Inlay and Onlay. These procedures are used to restore damaged areas of the tooth, but they differ in their approach.

Inlay filling involves removing the affected area using a milling cutter or laser before replacing it with durable materials such as ceramic, gold or porcelain. The result is a natural-looking finish that blends seamlessly into your smile.

On the other hand, Onlays involve placing pre-fabricated pieces onto outer surfaces after removal of any damage; these can be made from resin-based materials like ceramics and porcelains which give an equally convincing appearance when bonded correctly!

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Inlay and Onlay


What is inlay and onlay?

In dentistry, inlay and onlay are custom-made restorations used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. An inlay is used when the damage is within the cusps or chewing surface of the tooth, while an onlay is used for more extensive damage that extends beyond the cusps. Both inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They provide a natural appearance and strength while preserving the natural tooth structure. The choice between an inlay and an onlay depends on the extent of the damage.

What is inlay and onlay in dentistry?

In dentistry, an inlay is a custom-made filling used to repair damage or decay within the chewing surface of a tooth. It is placed inside the tooth. An onlay, on the other hand, is a more extensive restoration that covers a larger portion of the tooth, including one or more surfaces. It is placed on the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory and are bonded to the tooth using dental cement. They provide a natural appearance and are durable alternatives to full dental crowns. The choice between an inlay and an onlay depends on the extent of the tooth damage.

How much does an inlay and onlay cost?

The cost of an inlay and onlay can vary depending on factors such as the material used, the complexity of the case, and the dentist’s fees. On average, it can range from $500 to $1,500 per tooth. It’s best to consult with a dentist for an accurate cost estimate based on your specific situation.

Can inlays be replaced?

Yes, inlays can be replaced if necessary. Over time, an inlay may wear down, become damaged, or develop new decay around its edges. If this occurs, the dentist can remove the existing inlay and replace it with a new one to restore the tooth’s function and appearance. The process typically involves removing the old inlay, preparing the tooth, and taking impressions to create a new custom-made inlay. The new inlay is then bonded into place using dental cement. If you have concerns about an existing inlay, it’s best to consult with a dentist who can evaluate the situation and determine if replacement is needed.


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