Dental inlays and onlays are also known as “partial crowns” and “indirect fillings.” If your patient has damaged or decayed teeth that do not require a crown, an inlay or onlay may be a good alternative. Please contact Advanced Prosthetics Institute at 928-776-0239 to learn about the training provided for dental inlays and onlays and to schedule your courses with Dr. Jason C. Campbell.
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used when the damage and decay to your patient’s teeth is not extensive enough for a dental crown, but requires greater care than what a dental filling can offer. Inlays and onlays are custom-designed and created in a dental lab using porcelain, composite resin, or gold materials. Inlays are used to fill the inner portions of the tooth, while onlays are provided when the damage to your patient’s tooth reaches the cusps. Of the two, onlays are the more extensive restoration.
Dental inlays and onlays are often a more discreet treatment method, being nearly undetectable once placed, and can conserve a larger portion of your patient’s original tooth structure. They have been known to last up to 30 years.
For more information on dental inlays and onlays, and to register for your continuing education courses with our dentist, call our office today.