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Would an Inlay or Onlay Improve Your Oral Health?


Posted on 2/20/2020 by Dan Laizure
Would an Inlay or Onlay Improve Your Oral Health?If you are having a pain in your mouth every time you bite down on your molars, you need to think about how to fix it.

With all of that pain in your molars, it is possible you have a cavity that will only get larger over time. Have you considered getting your cavity looked at? It is possible that all of that pain could be fixed with an inlay or an onlay. Let us take the time to tell you what an inlay or onlay is and how it can help your bite.

Why Might I Need an Inlay or an Onlay?


Tooth decay is one of those annoying little diseases that grows worse over time. A cavity starts when bacteria drills a hole into your tooth. If you brush and floss twice a day, every day, this may not happen to you. However, most of us have at least one cavity as time goes by. If you get the cavity fixed, you should have no more trouble from your tooth. However, if you don't get the cavity fixed, it will eventually grow larger on your tooth. It will also become more painful.

If the cavity is on other teeth, it is fixable with a filling or a crown. However, if it is on your molar, and it is on the biting surface of your molar, you may need something more than a filling or a crown. Your biting surface of your molars needs to be able to withstand a serious amount of pressure. For that reason, a large cavity in your molars needs an inlay or onlay. These are porcelain pieces custom made for your tooth. They allow you to chew food without pain. An inlay is used when the cavity does not include the cusp of your tooth. An onlay is used if your cavity includes one or more cusps of your teeth.

If you are in pain from your bite, give us a call today. We want to help make your bite pain free.

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