Dentist Arlington Heights
Inlays and onlays are used to restore normal tooth structure after decay or damage. They are known as indirect fillings because they both are made in a laboratory and cemented or bonded to the surface of a tooth during a second visit to the dentist. After the procedure, the tooth would be able to bear up to 50 to 75% more chewing force.
An inlay is done when the tooth structure replaced is within the cusp tips of the tooth. However, if the damage is more extensive and the new structure covers the entire chewing surface, including one or more tooth cusps, then the procedure is called an onlay.
Dr. Vallely, the Arlington Heights Dentist and his team are very experienced in inlay and onlay procedures and you effectively restore your smile. If you would like more information about inlays and onlays, please contact us.