Robert B. Ruyak, DMD

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Inlays and Onlays

Teeth that are damaged or have decay are not always the best for a picture-perfect smile. For teeth that have too much damage to hold a filling, an inlay or onlay will work great to restore health and looks. Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD is able to provide his patients with custom, natural-looking inlays and onlays.

Inlays are onlays are commonly referred to as partial crowns. An inlay is a covering that strengthens and protects the inside of the chewing surface. An onlay serves the inside of the chewing surface, plus one or more of the cusps of the tooth. These are options for when there is more damage than what a filling could fix, but not so much that a full crown needs to be placed.

Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, a composite resin, or gold. For a natural look, the porcelain and composite resin options are best; they are able to match the color of the rest of your tooth. Inlays and onlays restore the health and strength of your tooth while helping you regain your smile. With great care, they can last for up to thirty years.

To learn more about inlays and onlays, be sure to visit our website. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD, call our Bethlehem, PA office at (610) 861-0777 or visit our website,

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