image (5)Here at Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer dental inlays and onlays to our patients.

Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of crowns. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Instead of filling in the tooth, your dentist may use dental inlays and onlays.

Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and then fitted to your teeth. They are then bonded to your teeth.

What’s the Difference Between An Inlay and an Onlay?

The difference between an inlay and an onlay is how much of the tooth it covers. If the material is bonded to the center of the tooth, it is considered an inlay. If it covers your whole tooth or more than one point of your tooth, it is considered an onlay.

If you have any questions about dental inlays or onlays, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 703-620-4050.