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Inlays & Onlays

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are restorations that are fitted to a cavity in a tooth and bonded in place. For larger cavities they are stronger and more durable than a regular filling. They may be used to restore a broken tooth or may replace an existing large filling. They are used when the damage is not severe enough to require a crown.

If you have damaged or broken teeth, or potentially need large fillings, inlays and onlays can be a superior alternative to fillings or crowns. We use porcelain inlays and onlays made from a very durable material that has the same color as your natural teeth.


Replace your silver fillings with perfectly-fitted porcelain inlays

While silver fillings have been the industry standard for many years, Dr. Smilovits does not use them and has not recommended silver fillings for the past 25 years. Dr. Smilovits believes silver amalgam fillings to be toxic, and uses durable tooth-colored material to match your existing teeth.

We can safely replace your existing silver fillings and restore your natural smile.



This patient had his metal filling removed and replaced by a porcelain inlay.