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Have you ever heard of dental inlays and onlays? What do you know about the benefits of these treatments? Briefly, these treatments are especially useful because they can be used to repair damage that a crown or filling isn’t the best option for. But there is more to them than that.

At times, a dental crown may be recommended because it can be used to repair extensive and even structural damage. Inlays and onlays may be useful if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling to repair. While inlays and onlays are both designed to repair cavities or tooth decay, inlays are specifically used to deal with damage that does not extend past the center of your tooth. Onlays, conversely, are typically used for damage that does extend beyond the center of the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are useful because they preserve as much of as your natural tooth as possible. This makes cleaning your teeth easier. Similarly, some fillings–such as composite and traditional fillings–may shrink with time. Inlays and onlays don’t shrink, and are also extremely durable and stable. Finally, inlays and onlays won’t stain and can last for up to 30 years.

Do you hope to learn more about the benefits of a dental crown? Are you hoping to learn more about cavities? Would you like to hear more about why you should also remember to consider the benefits of dental inlays and onlays? To learn more about the care you can receive from us, please don’t hesitate to contact The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis at 801-225-5594. Dr. [doctor_ name] and our team are eager to hear from you.