Onlays & Inlays

Onlays and Inlays are the perfect solution to creating healthy, beautiful restorations for your teeth. Onlays and Inlays are conservative, aesthetic restorations that actually increase tooth strength and can last decades. They are an ideal restoration to replace large, ugly metal fillings that actually weaken teeth and can lead to the tooth cracking over time.

In essence, dental inlay or onlay is bigger than filings and smaller than crown installations. Inlays and onlays are bonded or cemented to keep in place and are usually made with hard, resilient materials such as porcelain. They are used mainly when a dental restoration is too big for a filling, but not so serious to the extent that the damage requires for a crown installation. Onlays and inlays are used to further strengthen the sides of a tooth that has been damaged by decay. In addition, we utilize this procedure to reinforce a back molar against the force of activities such as biting and chewing.

Inlays are very similar to filling in that it lies inside the cusp of a tooth’s biting surface. An onlay on the other hand is used to restore a larger portion of a tooth and typically covers one or more cusps with intentions of protecting treated teeth from further damages due to fractures.

Arlington Dental Aesthetics in Arlington VA can ensure that inlays and onlay we deliver will last a long time. Regular visits to us will ensure that you inlays and onlays stay in place longer than you expected.

The procedure of installing inlays and onlays is very straightforward. At Arlington Dental Aesthetics, we can assure you of a comfortable procedure. Our team is composed of dental experts that can complete the procedure with little to no pain and discomfort. Inlays and onlays are effective means of restoring the strength and function of your teeth.