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Inlays Onlays Downtown Toronto

Inlays and onlays by Dr. Ammar Taimish

Inlays and onlays, also referred to as indirect fillings, are in many ways a more conservative option to a dental crown procedure. Inlay/Onlay treatment provides long lasting dental restoration in treating teeth damaged by mild to moderate tooth decay. Dr. Ammar Taimish at Norton Dental Downtown will restore your smile while maintaining your esthetic appearance.

Inlays/onlays are created most often from tooth colored material to produce a natural looking smile. However, they can also be created from gold, providing both functionality and an esthetically restored smile.

The difference between inlays/onlays and traditional dental fillings is that inlays/onlays are fabricated indirectly (hence the name indirect fillings) within a dental laboratory and then fitted and bonded into place by Dr. Ammar Taimish, your Downtown Toronto dentist. Traditional fillings are created within the mouth during your dental appointment and directly molded into place.

So what exactly is the difference between an inlay and an onlay? Well, an inlay is a restoration in which the filling material is bonded in the center of a tooth, while an onlay is a restoration to one or more of the points (cusps) of the tooth along the biting surface.