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If you are suffering from tooth decay, you probably know that there are a few things you may be able to do. For instance, you probably understand that you can have a cavity filled. You may also understand that you might need a dental crown if you have more severe decay. However, have you ever thought about the benefits of an inlay or an onlay?

As you may have already guessed, onlays and inlays are made to repair a tooth that’s too damaged for a regular filling to correct but not damaged enough to require a crown. These two treatments are actually very similar, however, inlays are placed within the cusps or the bump of your pearly whites. Conversely, onlays actually cover at least one cusp.

Lastly, please be aware that inlays and onlays are very durable. In general, you can expect your inlay or onlay to last for up to thirty years if properly taken care of. Luckily, inlays and onlays are also made to look like your already existing teeth. In fact, once your inlay or onlay is placed, you should be able to chew and speak comfortably again.

If you would like to learn more about a dental onlay or inlay in Covina, California, or are interested in learning more about other ways you can deal with tooth decay, please feel free to contact Wong Dental by calling 626-709-3332. Our dentist, Dr. Lin Wong, and our team will gladly address any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you.