What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

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If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew with your back teeth, the surfaces may be damaged. One option from Designer Smiles in Fargo is the use of an inlay or onlay.

Inlays and onlays are restorations made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.

Inlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has taken place.

An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more of the cusps on the top of the tooth. In other words, an inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth, while an onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its previous dimension.

Inlays and onlays shield the tooth from further degeneration, provide natural function, and are durable and inconspicuous.

At Designer Smiles in Fargo we offer complete general dentistry services, as well as dental implants and much more. People from West Fargo and Moorhead trust our dental care. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

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Fargo, North Dakota


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