Inlays & Onlays
Using the principles of biomimetic dentistry to guide us, inlays and onlays are our preferred restorative technique here at Corridor Dental. Many dentists are quick to recommend and provide crowns when more than a simple filling is needed—but a crown might not be necessary, and you will be left with less healthy tooth structure than when you started.
Once your natural tooth structure is gone, it’s gone for good. That’s why we don’t recommend crowns unless they are absolutely necessary. Instead, we recommend inlays and onlays that conserve and work with your natural tooth structure, filling and fortifying the tooth as needed to restore it to health—without unnecessary drilling and cutting down of teeth.
Inlays and onlays allow us to fill teeth and repair damage without removing what healthy tooth structure you have left. Our conservative philosophy of restorative care is one thing that sets our practice apart from the rest.
- Inlays repair damage and fill decay contained within the cusps.
- Onlays are larger and can extend beyond the cusp.
- Inlays and onlays may reduce the need for a crown, root canal, or extraction down the road.