Inlays and Onlays

If decay damages the chewing surface of a molar, you may need more than a simple dental filling to restore that tooth.

If a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage, but a full dental crown isn’t needed, Dr. Tasto may recommend an inlay or an onlay instead.

– An inlay is a custom-designed and fabricated ceramic restoration that is bonded within the center of the tooth
– An onlay is a custom-designed and fabricated restoration that extends over the edge of the damaged tooth

Instead of taking multiple days to create our inlays and onlays in an off-site dental lab, the Torrey Hills Dental team fabricates your customized solutions right in our office using our CEREC machine. This computer-aided manufacturing technology designs and crafts custom inlays and onlays just for you in one single visit.

Call our Carmel Valley Dental Office to learn more about this conservative treatment and take the first steps to a healthier, pain-free mouth.