Fillings and Inlays / Onlays

Fillings and Inlays / Onlays 2017-05-11T19:26:32+00:00

Fillings

A filling in a tooth is required when a cavity/decay develops in the tooth. Oftentimes, a cavity won’t hurt until it is quite deep, potentially infecting the nerve of the tooth. When caught early, a cavity can be easily cleaned out and treated with a simple filling. Made of tooth-colored ceramic and plastic materials, composite fillings restore the teeth’s natural beauty.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays and onlays are often used to restore teeth with large areas of decay and wear. When you do not need a full crown, inlays/onlays may be the solution. An inlay fits within the contours of a tooth, while an onlay restores one or more cusps (peaks) of the tooth. The procedure is a lab-made filling in which composite, porcelain, or gold is applied to a tooth to provide support as a more conservative treatment option as opposed to a crown.