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Onlays and inlays are restorative treatments similar to getting large fillings. However, instead of being made from plastic resin like some fillings, they are created from gold, titanium, or porcelain. Onlay and inlays are used for restoring larger teeth and add an extra protective layer between the outer layer of your tooth and your mouth.
Our team at Platinum Dental Care Provo uses onlays and inlays to restore and enhance our patients’ teeth. Stop by our office located in the Parkway Village shopping center and restore your pearly whites today!
A Conservative Approach to Tooth Repair
Onlays and inlays are a conservative tooth repair option. This means that our dentists preserve as much of our patients’ natural tooth as possible when restoring teeth with onlays and inlays. They carefully remove only the damaged parts of a tooth, preserving all portions of the natural tooth that are still healthy. Onlays and inlays are often used to repair hard-to-reach places, like in-between teeth.
Differences Between Fillings and
Onlays and Inlays
- Onlays/inlays are typically used for much larger tooth repairs where fillings are usually used to repair smaller ones
- Onlays/inlays are created in a lab for a precise fit where a composite filling is molded into the tooth
- Onlays/inlays can be a bit more expensive than composite fillings, but they cover more of the tooth
Find out if onlays/inlays are right for you by scheduling a consultation appointment today!