At Great Lakes Family Dental, it is our goal to keep your natural teeth as healthy and bright as we can for as long as possible. To help reach this goal, we offer inlays and onlays as an aesthetically pleasing way to repair a smile affected by decay or damage. Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as indirect fillings, since they work in a similar fashion; however, unlike dental fillings, inlays and onlays are made from molds and impressions of your teeth and then bonded directly to the tooth’s surface. This way, the strength of your tooth structure is restored in a beautiful, minimally invasive way.
The difference between inlays and onlays comes from the amount of tooth structure they are designed to repair. Inlays replace tooth structure that occurs only on the inside of tooth’s surface, while onlays extend to the cusp, or elevated portion of the tooth. There are many advantages to dental inlays and onlays in Jackson, Michigan. If you would like to learn more about these benefits, we invite you to contact our dentists, Dr. Neil Kinra, and Dr. Asha Kinra, today. We look forward to taking care of your teeth and helping you find a reason to smile again.