Inlays & Onlays

At TRU Dental, we believe that everyone deserves a bright, beautiful smile. When your teeth get damaged, we strive to preserve them in the best way possible. One way we do this is through inlays and, in some cases, onlays. This is a great treatment option when your teeth need more than a filling but not a dental crown.
Inlays and onlays are types of dental restorations used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. They are custom-made prosthetics that are created in a dental laboratory based on the impressions of a patient’s teeth. Both inlays and onlays are alternatives to traditional dental fillings and are designed to restore the function, strength, and appearance of a tooth.


Inlays are used to repair small to medium-sized areas of decay or damage within the tooth structure.
They are placed within the tooth’s cusps (the raised points on the chewing surface).
Inlays are typically made from materials like porcelain, composite resin, or gold.


Onlays, also known as partial crowns, are used for more extensive damage that extends to the chewing surface and one or more cusps of the tooth.
They cover a larger portion of the tooth and can extend over the cusps.
Onlays are also commonly made from materials like porcelain, composite resin, or gold.

What are the benefits?

Both patients and dentists prefer inlays and onlays for the various benefits they provide, including:

Are There Any Risks Or Side Effects From An Onlay Or Inlay ?

Inlay and onlays are both very safe and effective treatments. Both procedures have very few risks and complications. Very rarely, some patients may experience: