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What’s the main difference between onlays and inlays? Onlays cover the cusp of the tooth. Inlays fill the area between the cusps.

Dental problems can come in different forms. Depending on the area of your tooth that has damage or decay, our dentists may suggest making a repair with a dental inlay or onlay. Our team offers dental inlays and onlays at our Los Angeles locations, as options for repairing some forms of dental damage. Call Ghotanian Dental in Encino for an appointment with our dentist to bring out the best in your smile.

Dental Inlays or Onlays are Bigger than a Filling, Smaller than a Crown

Dental inlays or onlays are a type of restorative dental treatment used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. These treatments are typically used when a standard filling is not sufficient to restore a tooth, but a crown would be too much.

The primary difference between the two treatments is what part of the tooth they cover. A dental inlay is designed to fit inside a prepared cavity in the tooth, while a dental onlay covers one or more of the cusps, which are the pointed parts of the tooth's biting surface.

Both inlays and onlays offer a natural-looking solution to restore the tooth's functionality. They are custom-made in a lab to match the shape and color of your tooth and are made from durable materials such as porcelain or composite resin, which are bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive.

Who Might Need a Dental Onlay in Los Angeles?

Dental inlays or onlays are recommended for patients with moderate to severe tooth decay, cracked teeth, or large fillings that need replacement. Additionally, patients with weakened teeth due to teeth grinding or a history of multiple dental procedures may benefit from these restorations. Our team will conduct a comprehensive examination and determine whether dental inlays or onlays are the best treatment option for you.

5 Signs You Might Need a Dental Inlay or Onlay

  1. You experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks. 

  2. You have visible tooth damage, cracks, or cavities. 

  3. You experience tooth pain when chewing or biting. 

  4. You have an old filling that needs to be replaced. 

  5. You have a large filling that requires additional support.


Inlays and onlays made of porcelain and composite materials can increase tooth strength up to 75% and last between ten and thirty years.

Up to75%

Increased toot strength of inlays and onlays


Years that Inlays and onlays can last

A Durable Dental Solution

At our dental practice, we take pride in offering custom-made inlays and onlays that match the natural shape and color of your teeth. This ensures a seamless and natural look, while also restoring your tooth's functionality. Our skilled team will work closely with you to determine the best treatment plan for your needs and provide personalized care throughout the process. Whether you need an inlay, onlay, or both, we are committed to providing high-quality and long-lasting solutions for your dental health.




While we specialize in providing dentures, dental implants and oral surgery, we also provide other dental services in our area. From cleanings and exams to oral health screenings, you can count on our team to meet your oral health needs.



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