Inlays and onlays are aesthetically and functionally beneficial restorative treatments that allow you to keep as much healthy tooth as possible when fillings are not sufficient but a crown is more than needed. When the chewing surfaces of back teeth are damaged due to decay, breaks or fractures, or if you have old fillings that need to be replaced, an inlay or onlay is often the recommended repair. Inlays and onlays typically require less tooth be removed, making them an ideal alternative to silver fillings and crowns.

Inlay vs Onlay

An “onlay” is used to repair a tooth when the chewing cusps have been affected. An “inlay” covers just the center of the tooth. Otherwise, inlays and onlays are basically the same:

  • Custom-made of composite materials (gentle to opposing teeth, prone to more wear and discoloration), gold (strongest, most expensive, not natural-looking), or tooth-colored porcelain (most natural-looking, wear well)
  • Permanently cemented into the tooth
  • Highly durable and long-lasting

Skilled inlay/onlay treatment in Beverly Hills

Reaping the benefits of inlays and onlays requires a special skillset. Dr. Boyajian of Gallery Dental Arts in Beverly Hills is one of a select number of dentists with training and experience using inlays and onlays. After evaluating the damaged tooth, he will help you make the best decision for your restorative dental needs, your budget and your mouth – to give you a long-lasting, joyful smile.

We invite you to call today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Boyajian, one of Beverly Hills’ premier cosmetic, general and holistic dentists. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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