What Do Dental Inlays Do?
As a lifelike restoration option for damaged teeth, dental inlays work by filling the fissures and pits of the tooth. Inlays are typically reserved for larger cavities.
Inlays/Onlays vs. Fillings
At Magnolia Dental, we have received this question often: What is the difference between dental inlays and fillings? Dental inlays and onlays are actually the same restorative procedure, but they cover different parts of the tooth. The inlay covers the rounded edges at the center of the tooth’s surface. The onlay covers the entire biting surface of a tooth. Fillings are a restorative option for a tooth that is too damaged to support itself, but not damaged enough to warrant a dental crown. Onlays are often more durable than fillings, but are not always the preferred option.
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