Your North Calgary Choice for Inlays and Onlays!

If your tooth is too damaged to support a basic filling, but not so damaged that it requires a crown, an inlay or onlay might be right for you. SmileCode Dental is here to help, with this effective restorative option that allows your teeth to keep their natural look!

Inlays and Onlays | SmileCode Dental | NW Calgary | General Dentist

What is an Inlay and Onlay?

Inlays and Onlays are what dentists often use if they need something “just right” to fill in gaps in teeth in molars or premolars, where a filling will not work because a tooth is too damaged, but a crown would be too intrusive. In the simplest terms, an inlay fills in cavities and hollows in a tooth in the areas between the cusps, mainly encompassing the chewing surfaces between the cusps. An onlay does more than just fill in cavities in those areas, but also covers one or more cusps of the tooth. The key comparison between them is the amount and part of the tooth that they cover. They are similar to crowns; they are both made from the same material and serve the same function, but they do not cover the entire surface of the tooth the way a crown does. If all cusps and the entire surface of the tooth are covered, this would be a crown.

Inlay and Onlay | SmileCode Dental | NW Calgary | General Dentist
Inlays and Onlays | SmileCode Dental | NW Calgary | General Dentist

What is the Process of getting an Inlay or Onlay?

The process requires two appointments. At the first appointment, your teeth are prepared and impressions of your teeth are made and sent to the lab. During your second appointment, your inlay or onlay is placed onto your teeth and cemented into place. It is that easy!

Benefits of an Inlay or Onlay:
  • Made from high quality material
  • Extremely durable and long lasting with proper care
  • Can treat tooth decay, while preserving the structure of your tooth
  • Can eliminate tooth sensitivity and tooth loss
  • Can give the restored tooth a natural, aesthetic appearance

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call SmileCode Dental at
(403) 453-4557 to book an Inlays and Onlays appointment!