Dental Inlays

Peoria Dentists for Dental Inlays

dental inlay is a tooth restoration procedure that makes teeth look natural and help restore original oral functioning. Dental inlays aid existing teeth that are too decayed to withstand a tooth filling, but are not overly damaged to the point of needing a dental crown.

Both dental inlays and dental onlays are intended to repair the tooth’s chewing surface or to repair teeth with other dental restoration options such as:

  • Composite Resin Fillings – Designed to fill a hole in the tooth
  • Dental Crown – which covers most of the tooth.

A dental inlay covers up the chewing surface of the tooth between the cusps, while dental onlays restore one or more fractured cusps.

Most dental inlays come in materials such as gold, tooth-colored, and porcelain. The option usually depends on the patient’s preference. Dental inlays are often more durable than amalgam or composite resin fillings. In addition, they are often more affordable than dental crowns and are not likely to have any complications during the actual procedure.