Dental Inlays & Onlays can be used to repair a tooth with extensive decay or damage, or after a procedure like a route canal. At Church Wellesley Dental Centre, we offer dental inlays and onlays to our Toronto patients.
Dental Inlays & Onlays
And dental or tooth inlay is similar to a dental filling, in that it repairs damage within the edge of the tooth’s surface (or the cusp of the tooth). It is a custom-made filling, completed over two visits.
At your first visit, the dentist will clean the tooth, removing any decay or damage. Your dentist will take a mold of the area, and then use a temporary filling until the custom inlay is made. On your second visit, the temporary filling is removed, and the inlay is bonded in place.
A dental onlay is similar to a dental inlay, but covers a larger area of the tooth, extending past the cusp.