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Inlays and Onlays

Dentist in Antioch, TN

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are customized dental restorations that are made in a dental laboratory. They are usually used in place of simple fillings to cover up large cavities. Inlays and Onlays are similar in the sense that they are both solid and custom-formed material. Depending on the size of the cavity, Inlays cast into the grooves of your teeth. On the other hand, Onlays are larger than Inlays, and they are used to fill up bigger cavities. They extend over your teeth’s cusps.

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What are the different types of Inlay/Onlay materials

Inlays and Onlays are made up of different materials like:

  • Gold- – They are quite durable, making them an excellent choice for protecting your teeth’ cusps from cavities. With gold Inlays/Onlays, there is a meager chance for fracture, and they are stain-resistant too. However, it is an expensive choice and does not blend well with your natural teeth’ color.
  • Ceramic- made of porcelain, these tooth-colored restorations can be customized according to your teeth’s shape and size. Being a durable material, these are less prone to fracture and are stain-resistant too.
  • Composite resin- It helps in filling large cavities that cannot be done using the traditional fillings. They are quite strong, too, and being the color of your natural teeth, it blends with your facial aesthetics naturally.


Inlays and Onlays have a quick recovery time. However, you will need to follow your regular oral hygiene to ensure there is no plaque build-up. Brush and floss twice a day and use mouthwash after each meal. You should also have a check on your sugar intake and avoid sweet food items like candies. Apart from these, ensure to visit your dentist at least twice a year to check your teeth and the Inlays/Onlays condition.

If you want to know more about the treatment, please contact us at Brite Smilez’s dental clinic. Our friendly professionals are always there to assist you.


Our dental patients love us! Take a look below at what just a few of our patients have to say about our office and our incredible team of dental professionals.


Irene Swanson Irene Swanson

Everyone in this place is great! The whole team for real. The dentist and hygienist are the best here, they will take care of you really well. Whatever is your dental concern and problem they give you great options and advice. Highly recommended people!

Achan Ogwaro Achan Ogwaro

Everyone is so polite, kind and warming with nice services.
It's the best dentistry to visit

Shaun Murphy Shaun Murphy

Had an emergency extraction, went very well. I found them through 1Dental, a company that Dave Ramsey recommended on his website. They apparently have new ownership…. Very professional and accommodating. The office looked spotless and Kesha Burns, the dentist, was really great, I felt very relaxed in her care, and everything went perfectly. Thrilled they were able to fit me in at the last minute. I will definitely go back.

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