Dental Onlays and Inlays

If you have tooth damage that needs to be repaired, Dr. David Brothers can restore strength and function to your tooth with advanced Inlays and Onlays. Crafted from composite resin or porcelain, our Inlay and Onlay restorations are a great way to seal areas of decay and fix wear and tear when a simple tooth filling just will not get the job done.

About Inlays and Onlays

Unlike Fillings or Bondings, Inlays and Onlays must be designed and crafted, and then bonded to enamel. Inlays refer to restorations that are bonded to the inner cusps of teeth. Onlays are set across a tooth’s biting surface and extend over the cusps. An Inlay is used when the damage is confined to the biting surface, whereas an Onlay is used for more substantial areas of injury that affect the outer tooth surfaces. Both types may be recommended to replace old, worn, or metal fillings that have become useless over the years.

Inlays and Onlays are frequently used when damaged enamel requires a stronger solution than a filling, but is not severe enough to warrant a Dental Crown. They are less expensive than Dental Crowns and preserve more of your natural tooth.

Dr. Brothers will have answers to all your questions about Fillings, Inlays and Onlays, Dental Crowns, and other tooth repair solutions. He is excited to help you get a beautiful smile you can be proud of.

Learn more about Inlays and Onlays and other Cosmetic Dental Services when you visit our office. Please call or text us at 925-689-3480 or send us an email to schedule your visit today.