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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays require the removal of only decayed areas of the tooth, leaving the healthy tooth structure intact. This can help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future and allows us to restore the natural tooth, rather than having to resort to extraction and replacement.

Inlays and onlays are an excellent way to help solve a problem that could be caused by:

  • Any level of decay on a portion of any tooth
  • Need for a long-term, durable restoration
  • Desire to limit the amount of healthy tooth structure removed
  • Need to strengthen and reinforce a tooth

Decay is removed and cleaned from the tooth and a highly accurate impression is made of the prepared surface. This impression is used to create a model of the tooth that is then sent to our laboratory to create a porcelain (tooth coloured) restoration called an inlay or onlay. The inlay or onlay is then cemented into the prepared surface of the tooth. An inlay covers only one to three surfaces of the tooth and is used to restore a small amount of tooth An onlay actually covers one or more cusps (the chewing surface of the tooth).

Porcelain offers a fine alternative to other tooth restoration materials. Made to perfectly match the shade and shape of your teeth, it's durable, strong, and virtually undetectable. Inlays and onlays are incredibly strong due to the fact that they are created in a laboratory. This protects the tooth from fracturing and actually strengthens the tooth. In addition, inlays and onlays fit almost perfectly into the prepared surface of the tooth, reducing the size of the seam between the restoration and the tooth. This helps keep decay from eventually occurring under the restoration.

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Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Gregory has been my dentist for 20+ years. He is an excellent and thorough dentist. Recently I undertook a smile restoration with 6 porcelain veneers. Dr. Gregory did an excellent job explaining all the ins and outs of the procedure, and did all of the work to his usual high standard. I couldn't be happier!"

Andrew R. Andrew R.

"Dr. Gregory is the BEST dentist I've ever been to. He has taken great care of me for the almost 10 years that I have seen him for preventative care and also now is helping me straighten my teeth using aligners. He has a terrific "bedside" manner, only does what is necessary, and is clear and thorough in every cleaning. He will fit you in when you need to see him and takes ample time at every visit. At every routine care visit, he is incredibly thorough. He's also a nice person, and I love that it's a family business and his sister helps him run the business. You can't go wrong with choosing Dr. Gregory as your dentist!!"

Stephanie M. Stephanie M.

"My husband and I have been patients of Dr Paul Gregory for over a decade. He is an excellent highly skilled dentist who is also a caring and conscientious and professional who always puts his patients first above monetary considerations. He is personable and trustworthy and makes each visit a pleasure and how many dentists can you say that about lol. Most importantly I know he has our best interest at heart and knows his field and we trust him to give us the best possible care. A shout out to his sister Linda who is the office manager. She is a lovely person who is extremely well organized and runs the office super smoothly and it is always a joy to chat with her. I give Dr. Gregory my highest recommendation."

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