Inlays & Onlays

About Us

A Gentle and Conservative Approach to Dental Treatment

Real-life strategy to reach your goals.

Inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations used in restorative dentistry to repair and strengthen damaged or decayed teeth. These conservative and durable dental treatments are often referred to as “indirect fillings” and offer an effective alternative to traditional dental crowns.

Inlays: Inlays are used to restore a tooth’s chewing surface when it has moderate decay or damage that is too extensive for a regular filling. They are fabricated in a dental laboratory based on impressions of the tooth and then cemented or bonded into place. Inlays are typically made from strong materials,, such as porcelain or gold.

Onlays: Onlays, also known as partial crowns, are used when the damage or decay extends to the tooth’s cusps (pointed edges). They are designed to restore both the biting surface and one or more of the tooth’s cusps. Similar to inlays, onlays are custom-made in a dental lab to provide a precise fit and optimal function. They are an excellent choice for preserving more of the natural tooth structure compared to traditional crowns.

Real-life strategy to reach your goals.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays:

  1. Tooth Preservation: Inlays and onlays require minimal removal of the tooth’s structure, preserving more of the healthy tooth compared to dental crowns.
  2. Aesthetics: Made from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, providing a natural and attractive appearance.
  3. Durability: The materials used in inlays and onlays are strong and resistant to wear, providing long-lasting and reliable tooth restorations.
  4. Comfort: Inlays and onlays offer a precise and comfortable fit, ensuring a comfortable bite and optimal chewing function.
  5. Protection: Inlays and onlays provide added strength and protection to damaged teeth, preventing further decay or fracture.

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth that requires restoration, inlays and onlays can offer an effective and conservative solution. Our skilled dental team is dedicated to providing top-quality restorative care, ensuring your teeth remain healthy and functional. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about inlays, onlays, and our comprehensive dental services.

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Erika Purcell



Dr. Gerard Schneider