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Inlays and Onlays

 A 3D rendering of inlays and onlays being placed a top some teeth. Many people are unaware that inlays and onlays may be used to fill cavities. Many individuals are only aware of the use of fillings to repair the lost structure of the teeth. Inlays are placed into the tooth structure. Our dental staff is eager to provide you with further information on the use of inlays and onlays in the treatment of cavities. At Forest Grove Dental Studio we are committed to ensuring that you have optimal health and a beautiful smile throughout your life.


Inlays are used to fill cavities and may be constructed of porcelain, ceramic, or even dental composite. The materials are designed to look like real teeth and are glued to the tooth. The bonding treatment strengthens the teeth and secures the inlay to the tooth. Inlays provide tooth protection since they are put on the damaged surface of the tooth. The dentist will take an imprint of the damaged area of the tooth, which will then be created in the lab. When the dentist thinks that fillings will not be effective or are not essential, an inlay is employed. To guarantee uniformity, inlays are placed hollow and have little impact on the cusps; they are designed to appear like natural teeth.


Onlays are used to repair cavities and replace one or two cusps on the chewing surface of the back teeth. Patients nowadays seem to prefer tooth-colored onlays, while gold onlays were formerly used. When an onlay is composed of porcelain or ceramic, it matches the color of the tooth. Onlays aid in hardening and fixing the damaged areas of your teeth. The afflicted tooth will be cleaned by the dental practitioner. The personalized onlay is created in the lab and will be applied to the afflicted portion once it is finished. While you wait for the tailored onlay, the dentist will provide you with a temporary one.

Inlay and Onlay Comparison

Inlays and onlays are used in molars and premolar teeth to support a filling when there is extensive damage to your tooth. Both are composed of porcelain or ceramic, which is a material that resembles real teeth, and thus greatly improves the aesthetics of your teeth. When you have inlays and onlays, make sure you practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis. If properly maintained and cared for, inlays and onlays may endure for up to 10 years. If you do not practice proper dental care, the inlays and onlays will only last a limited time and will need to be replaced.

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You do not need to continue suffering with cavities when you can get effective treatment solutions at Forest Grove Dental Studio. We are always ready to offer effective solutions to improve your dental health. Schedule an appointment with us by calling (971) 397-6361. You will be able to talk to a dental expert who will provide you with all the information you need.

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