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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are tooth restoration methods that are used to repair moderately damaged teeth. These treatments are most commonly used when a tooth cannot be repaired with a regular filling, but it is not so damaged that it requires a crown. After being treated with an inlay or onlay, a tooth will have its function and appearance restored, and the majority of its original structure and integrity will be kept intact.


A dental inlay consists of filling material that is bonded to the inner portion of a tooth’s chewing surface. An inlay will not cover any of the cusps of the tooth, instead only covering the area inside these points. Our experts recommend the use of inlays when a tooth cannot be adequately repaired with a standard filling, but a full dental crown is not needed.


An onlay is differentiated from an inlay in that it will cover one or more of the tooth’s cusps. These points generally represent where the onlay is bonded to the tooth. Sometimes, an onlay will cover the entire chewing surface of a tooth. In most cases, a tooth that has been repaired with an onlay will be stronger than before. This makes dental onlays a good option for restoring moderately damaged teeth.

If you would like to learn more about how inlays or onlays can be used to restore your damaged teeth, please call us at (561) 264-2264 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr Casey is so AMAZING! So professional he explained everything and listened to my concerns, my fillings were painless, I did not feel a thing and they are actually pretty, you would never know they are there. I also just had my teeth cleaned today; my teeth have never been so clean. I highly recommend the office, staff is so friendly and courteous I will never go anywhere else. 😁"

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"Dr. Casey is simply the very best dentist I have ever met. He’s gentle and caring. I’m always greeted by name by the receptionist. The staff is friendly and professional. During procedures, my comfort level is of primary concern."

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"Doctor Jamily Pedro and Dr. Casey Pedro are AMAZING dentists. They are kind, caring, informative, and very knowledgeable. Never in my life have I had a dentist that actually takes the time to properly explain things to me, or teach me about preventative care, etc. They are also wonderful with my children and put them at ease when they are nervous. The office is state of the art and very cleanly. There's always music playing in the background to help relax you. I highly recommend this dental practice."

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