Inlay, Onlay

Dental restoration of tooth cavities with premium-quality ceramic microprostheses.
Inlay, Onlay
Dental restoration of tooth cavities with premium-quality ceramic microprostheses.
Reliable dental restoration with inlays, onlays in Miami.

Schedule an appointment in Sunny Isles Beach. We take on the most difficult clinical cases where other clinics offer tooth extraction. The service is part of the Smile Makeover – procedures for restoring the aesthetics and function of teeth.
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What are dental inlays and onlays?
Dental inlays and onlays are microprosthetics.

They are placed on molars or premolars to restore teeth without using fillings. They are used when there is significant damage to the chewing area of the tooth. The cavities are filled with ceramic inlays / onlays when the walls and root are intact.
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Porcelain inlays, onlays recreate the natural contour (chewing cusps, fissures).

Near me? Premium inlay, onlay restorations – Dr. Tetri

Tetri's Smile Dental Boutique – where quality exceeds your expectations.
Dr. Tetri
The owner of the clinic, will perform a comprehensive examination and restoration of teeth. Microprostheses are made by a world-renowned ceramist in our in-house laboratory.
We follow only high standards of dental treatment and do not recommend restorations with fillings. Dental fillings have a lot of disadvantages: they shrink and have a short service life.

Reasons to choose Tetri's Smile Dental Boutique:

  • One of the few clinics in the US that offers gneuromuscular dentistry – restoring the proper position of the jaw so that the denture lasts as long as possible.

  • One of 3 clinics in Florida that uses PIC to create inlays. The accuracy is 7 microns – 10 times thinner than a hair!
  • Modern high-precision equipment, such as a dental microscope for treating root canals.

Dr. Tetri, a board-certified periodontist

Who is suitable for restoration of teeth with onlay / inlay?

Porcelain inlays are indicated in cases of significant dentin destruction or extensive damage – where composite fillings cannot be placed. Indications:
  • 1
    Fillings over the entire area of the tooth
  • 2
    Chips or repeated damage after a direct restoration
  • 3
    Restoration of the tooth structure – without restoration of fissures
  • 4
    Creating the correct occlusion
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Dental inlays
A small-sized ceramic microprosthesis. It is fixed in the center of the tooth or between the lateral walls after the preparation of the hard tissue.

  • Indications: Dental inlays are installed after the treatment of deep caries.
  • Treatment: The dentist removes the damaged dentin and fixes the inlay with dental cement.
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Dental onlays
Dental onlays
The restoration covers the upper area of the tooth – the central, lateral, and chewing surfaces. A medium-sized microprosthesis. Can replace the side wall in some cases.

  • Indications: Significant tooth decay, chipped or cracked walls, as well as irregularities in the structure of the tooth.
  • Treatment: The dentist removes the carious mass and the damaged tissue. Onlays are placed after root canal treatment.
Dental onlays

Inlays vs. dental fillings

Porcelain inlay, onlay are used to restore deep cavities. They create a strong chewing surface that is more reliable than fillings. The result of treatment:
  • A tight fit. Don't shrink and durable with proper care – composite fillings shrink up to 5%, and there is a risk of cavities.
  • Imitate the color of enamel and look just like the adjacent units.
  • Restore the anatomical structure and allow for better occlusion and contouring of the dental curve.
  • Can be placed in minutes. The patient does not need to wait for the dentist to apply several layers of composite.

Onlays vs. crowns

The dentist will install an onlay so there is no need to grind down healthy tissue and walls to fit a crown. Porcelain onlays require less preparation and cover only the chewing part. Crowns are placed if the tooth is severely damaged – when the walls are destroyed.
Making an onlay is a very delicate dental procedure. Besides, quality root canal treatment is required before prosthetics. Dr. Tetri designs microprostheses using PIC individually for each client.

Stages of onlay / inlay placement

The dentist examines the oral cavity and collects the anamnesis – complaints, inflammation, destruction – during the consultation. Then they scan the mouth with a Morita 3D scanner to build a customized treatment plan.
  • 1
    Preparatory stage
    They remove the damaged tissue under local anesthesia. If the lesion is deep, they open access to the root canals for resealing.
  • 2
    Laboratory stage
    A dental technician prepares a 3D model of the tooth using Exocad. Then they manufacture an inlay (onlay) on a CAD/CAM machine with minimum error.
  • 3
    Placement
    The dentist adjusts the structure to the cavity, fixes it on the dental cement. They check the contact points with the antagonist tooth, grind and polish the inlay.