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Inlays and Onlays

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Inlays and Onlays at Taher Family Dental

At Taher Family Dental, we’re committed to providing top-notch care. This commitment is evident in our specialized services like inlays and onlays. Typically crafted from porcelain or gold, these restorations are robust, outlasting fillings, and offer a less invasive alternative to full dental crowns. Specifically, inlays sit within your tooth, whereas onlays, also known as 3/4 crowns or partial crowns, cover one or more cusps or chewing surfaces.

Why Consider Inlays and Onlays?

With proper maintenance, inlays and onlays offer long-lasting protection against further dental damage. They’re ideal for large fillings that require replacement or fractured tooth areas not necessitating a full dental crown. Leveraging our advanced CEREC technology, we efficiently create these restorations in-house, allowing for permanent cementation during your visit.

Serving Worcester county and its surroundings since the early 2000s, Taher Family Dental is your go-to for conservative dental treatments incorporating state-of-the-art Cerec technology. Should you need such a service, don’t hesitate. Contact us to book your appointment!

Inlays and Onlays: A Closer Look

Inlays and onlays serve as versatile dental restorations, ideally suited for large cavities or tooth repair. With materials ranging from porcelain and gold to composite resin, they offer a conservative approach compared to crowns, minimizing tooth removal.

Key Statistics:

  • The American Dental Association reports that over 2 million inlays and onlays are placed annually in the U.S.
  • A staggering 70% opt for inlays and onlays primarily for large cavity repair.
  • A Journal of the American Dental Association study underscores their efficacy in restoring damaged teeth’s appearance and functionality.

Benefits and Considerations


  • Restoration of function and aesthetic of damaged teeth.
  • Durability lasting many years.
  • Less invasive than dental crowns.


  • Potentially pricier than fillings.
  • May necessitate multiple dental visits.
  • Not suitable for every cavity type.

The choice of opting for inlays or onlays remains deeply personal, hinging on individual needs and preferences.