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Inlays and Onlays

Your NW Calgary Choice for
Inlays and Onlays!

If you’re looking for a way to keep up your dental hygiene while transforming your smile, dental inlays and onlays might be for you. This form of restorative dentistry is ideal for patients looking to repair a specific kind of damage to their teeth. Call Toothville Family Dentistry to find out whether an inlay or onlay is right for you.

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What is the
Inlay and Onlay?

Inlays and Onlays are used to repair decay on the chewing surfaces of your rear teeth (molars). They can also be used to repair teeth that don’t have enough damage to apply a crown.

The inlay is similar to a filling but is typically used when the cavity is too large for a simple filling. While a filling is filled with filling material, the inlay is filled with a single, solid piece that is usually fabricated in a lab. The Onlay is more than an inlay, but not quite a crown. It covers a cusp of the tooth (while the inlay only fills the areas between the cusps), and like the inlay, is fabricated as a single, solid piece. It is fabricated to the exact size and shape of the space to be covered.

Inlays and Onlays are made from tooth-coloured porcelain, composite resin, or even gold. Inlays are custom-fitted to repair decay or damage in the ridges of the teeth. Onlays, also custom-fitted, are used to repair decay and damage that occurs on more than one cusp (point) of the tooth. Each tooth has four points or cusps.

Inlays and Onlays look very natural, so no one even knows they’re not your real teeth! They are also strong and durable – necessary qualities for those busy back molars!

If you think you might benefit from an inlay or onlay, call Toothville Family Dentistry to speak with one of our team members.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Toothville Family Dentistry
at (587) 755-6688 to set up an Inlay and Onlay appointment today!