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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are unique dental treatment methods that are used to restore damaged teeth. While they are slightly more intricate than a standard dental filling, they are designed to preserve more of the tooth’s original structure than a full dental crown. After receiving an inlay or an onlay, a tooth will typically be stronger than before, and the majority of its original structure and integrity will be kept intact.

The oral care specialists at Dental Implants Today are proud to provide patients with inlays and onlays that offer both a natural look and great function. We custom build all of our inlays and onlays using 3D scans of a patient’s teeth. This ensures that their new inlay or onlay will fit and function well.


An inlay consists of filling material that is bonded to the inner area of a tooth’s chewing surface but does not cover any of the tooth’s cusps or points. Instead, an inlay will only cover the area inside these points. Inlays are generally used when a tooth cannot be repaired with a standard filling, but applying a complete dental crown would be considered excessive. With their custom fit, teeth that have been treated with inlays are usually stronger than teeth that have been repaired with normal fillings.


Unlike an inlay, an onlay will cover at least one of the tooth’s cusps. In fact, these points are usually where the onlay is bonded to the tooth. In some situations, an onlay may even cover the entire chewing surface of a tooth. Onlays will usually leave teeth stronger than before. This makes the procedure a great treatment method for teeth that cannot be fixed with standard fillings, but a full dental crown.

If you require a restoration and you would like to learn more about inlays or onlays, please call us at (941) 254-6444 to schedule an appointment.

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"The staff is so personable at Dental Implants Today. The doctors are all wonderful and truly care about the patients. The assistants make you truly comfortable while your in the dental chair. The office is high tech and all digital. The office is conveniently located off Tamiami Trail and easy to locate. Can't wait for my next visit!"

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"Dr. Krause is absolutely amazing ... I had an emergency with an old crown and he brought me right in and fixed me up... hands down, best dentist I have ever had (and I've had a lot) ... Beautiful office, professional staff, I couldn't ask for more"

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"I've always gotten the best service from Dr Schweizer, everyone at the office is very knowledgeable and professional, all the staff is very friendly. Since moving down to Florida, Dr Schweizer has been the only dentist I've had, which has been about 30 years. I don't think I would feel comfortable seeing any one else."

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