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Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays


Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to repair teeth with mild to moderate decay, fractures and cracks. The procedure can be done for patients who gave healthy tooth material but need to restore the tooth surface. Both inlays and onlays allow you to eat all kinds of foods thus, providing greater strength to the teeth. Our dentist uses quality materials that will match with your shade to give you a beautiful and gorgeous smile.

Some procedures of general dentistry


We provide a wide range of services to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and function properly. Some of these procedures are:

  • Restoration of tooth – Both inlays and onlays help to restore the tooth without removing much of the tooth structure. Our dentist removes the tissue before starting with the restoration process.
  • Strength and durability – These are made of strong and durable materials that provide additional support to your damaged teeth. With proper care and maintenance, your tooth will get strengthened and last for several years.
  • Natural looking results – These inlays and onlays replace worn and old amalgam restorations. They are highly resistant to tooth discolorations and stains.
  • Improve aesthetic appearance – Inlays and onlays are made of either porcelain or composite resin, both of which can be mixed easily to get the exact colour of your teeth. This will improve your natural appearance and teeth functionality.
  • Ease of cleaning – Inlays and onlays are a part of the tooth being installed and so, you can brush and floss easily. These dental restorations do not require any kind of care or maintenance.

How inlays and onlays work


Since inlays and onlays are customised to fit your tooth, the procedure is quite similar to a crown rather than a filling. We will create inlays by taking an impression of your tooth or with digital technology. If you want a physical impression, the restoration requires two dental visits as we need to send the impression to the laboratory to make the inlay/onlay. During the second visit, we will place the dental restoration. However, with the help of advanced technology, our dentists can place inlays and onlays in a single visit by photographing the tooth and manufacturing the restoration at the clinic. You may feel some pain and discomfort after the treatment, but this will subside within one or two days.

FAQs on inlays and onlays

How do inlays and onlays differ from crowns and fillings?

Which teeth usually receive inlays and onlays? Inlays and onlays are usually applied to the teeth at the back of your mouth since these teeth have various cusps, large biting surfaces and are more vulnerable to decay.

How painful is the procedure?

No, we will anesthetisze the area completely before removing the damaged and decayed tooth material. If you experience mild discomfort after the treatment, over-the-counter pain relievers can help to overcome it.