Dental inlay, dental onlayDental inlays & dental onlays can be a great solution when a dental filling isn’t enough to shore up your tooth.

When one of your teeth has decay or has broken down in some way – we want to preserve as much of the healthy tooth structure as possible.

You Might Be More Familiar with Dental Fillings or Dental Crowns
Teeth get decay, cracked, and fractured – sometimes it’s as simple as a filling.  Other times – a dental crown is needed to fit over the tooth like a glove holding the tooth structure together.


Think of dental inlays and onlays as the happy medium between a filling and a dental crown.  Inlays and onlays are a great alternative when rear teeth have moderate decay or are cracked or fractured – yet the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown.  The point of seeking this solution is to help preserve more of the healthy tooth structure that remains.

Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes even from gold. Because they can be created from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays can be used to replace metal dental fillings for patients who desire a more natural looking smile.

Crown Alternative, Dental inlay and dental onlayDENTAL INLAYS
Dental inlays are used to treat teeth that have decay or damage lying within their indented top surfaces, between the cusps of the teeth.

Dental onlays are used to treat decay or fracture that extends to one or more of the tooth’s cusps.

Patients at Comfort Dental benefit from the straight-forward, honest approach that both Dr. Randall Brucken and Dr. Lawrence Stubbs take as they help their patients maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime.

Dentists Lafayette, INDr. Brucken and Dr. Stubbs’ philosophy of providing extraordinary dentistry in an inspiring atmosphere – means considering the very best option for your individual teeth

Sometimes your situation can allow for a more conservative middle ground in tooth repair.  In that case, the dentists will discuss inlays and onlays as part of your dental repair option.

The entire team at Comfort Dental appreciates the opportunity to serve you and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!