If your damaged teeth need more attention than a filling but do not require a full crown, Dr. Pamela Abeyta may recommend dental inlays or onlays. Inlays and onlays are often called “partial crowns,” and are recommended to repair damaged or decayed teeth. They are custom-made from porcelain, composite resin material or gold and, once placed in the mouth, are virtually undetectable. Inlays and onlays are also a more conservative treatment, working to restore your teeth to full strength and oral function while also preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. During your initial consultation with our team, our dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your options with you to determine if an inlay or onlay is right for you.

The difference between an inlay and an onlay is simple. A dental inlay is used when the damage does not reach the cusps, or pointed tips, of the tooth’s chewing surface. A dental onlay is used when the damage to the tooth extends to one or more of the cusps.

We welcome you to call Rim Point Dental at 406-948-8900 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and find out more about dental inlays and onlays in Billings, Montana.