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Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are tooth restoration methods for repairing teeth. They are very realistic dental prostheses that are bonded to a prepared tooth. They are suitable for damaged or decayed teeth that don’t require a dental crown restoration, yet are too structurally weak to support a filling.

Inlays and onlays are quite similar – the main difference being the parts of a tooth that each restore. Inlays are applied between the cusps of your teeth. For example, a cavity that is too large to support a filling. Outlays repair damaged cusps on the biting surface of a tooth. Since outlays can be used to restore a large area of a tooth, they are sometimes referred to as a partial crown.

What to expect at your dental check-up

After your initial consultation, your Complete Dental Works dentist will conduct a careful and thorough oral examination and check-up.

Your dentist can identify any existing or potential oral health problems regarding your teeth or gums. They will also check your teeth’s support tissues, your lymph and salivary glands, and your tongue. If required, we will also take X-rays and use an intra-oral camera to assist in our understanding, diagnosis and assessment of your oral health.

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