What is the difference between Dental Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays

You may hear about fillings as it is might be possible that any one of your family have gone through this treatment but you might not be aware of other types of fillings and you might not know when you may need them. As well as ordinary fillings, we can also provide you with an inlay or only. So let's see what the difference between them is.


Fillings is one of the best ways for repairing small to medium size cavities.Some filling options are silver-colored amalgam fillings, but nowadays we can provide you with a hard-wearing tooth-colored composite resin filling that will blend in with your teeth just about invisibly.

All thanks to innovation and stronger material that are used for fillings. These are some advantages of choosing composite resin filling, while removing damaged portions of the tooth before placing in fillings. With an amalgam filling it is quite necessary to remove a greater amount of tooth structure. Additional composite resin will bond extremely well to the natural tooth structure and will create a nice seal to keep out bacteria. The procedure to pale composite resin filling is more technique sensitive but the results can look wonderful.


Inlays are used to repair large surfaces of a tooth and to repair large cavities when convectional filling will not be strong enough for this purpose. These surfaces can often develop cavities as they do contain quite deep fissures and can quickly trap plaque or food. With the help of an inlay, our dentist will need to carefully prepare the tooth before doing a detailed impression that will be sent to our dental laboratory so your inlay can be handcrafted from porcelain. As an alternative, we may be able to make a porcelain inlay while you wait using the very most advanced CAD/CAM technology. This procedure is a little different as your tooth needs to be scanned and information is used to design a new inlay. The design is then sent to our on-site CEREC machine and your new inlay will be milled from a solid block of porcelain that will be in a shade closely matching your natural tooth. The restoration will look amazing and eliminate the need for temporary filling while the inlay is being made.


This is the same as inlay but a little larger. It helps to repair a cavity right in the central part of the chewing surface as well as one or more of the tooth cusps. These are the raised points on the tooth. Your onlay will be made in the same way as an inlay,either in our dental laboratory or on-site with our machine. If you are having any type of fillings, inlay, onlays, your teeth will be restored to its fullest. So that you can have a great smile without any further discomfort.