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Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. An inlay fits inside the cusp tips or top edges of your tooth.  An onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.


What materials are inlays and onlays made from?

Inlays and onlays can be made from a number of different materials. They are typically made from porcelain, composite resin, or gold.

Our experienced team would be pleased to help you to select the material that is best for you.

How will I know if an inlay or an onlay is right for me?

Our skilled team will examine the tooth requiring treatment and make a recommendation.

An inlay will usually only be recommended if the decay or damage to the tooth structure is minimal.

Since onlays are able to help support the structure of the tooth, onlays are typically recommended for teeth with more significant damage.

How will my inlay or onlay be fitted?

Inlays & Onlays, River Oaks Dental, Oakville Dentist

Placing both inlays and onlays require two appointments. During your first appointment, our highly skilled team will remove any decay from your tooth and take impressions to send to the lab where the inlay or onlay will be prepared.

At the end of this appointment, a temporary filling will be placed in your tooth.

During the second appointment, the temporary filling will first be removed and then your inlay or onlay will be fitted and bonded to your tooth. The result of an inlay or onlay procedure is a durable, aesthetically pleasing restoration of your natural tooth.


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