Inlays and onlays are a type of dental restoration that can greatly enhance the appearance of your smile, as well as the function and health of your teeth. Used to repair decayed or damaged teeth, inlays and onlays are often created from porcelain and can help to protect the teeth from future decay. Your experienced Edina dentists may recommend dental inlays and onlays for teeth that may be structurally compromised by traditional dental fillings. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays fit your teeth precisely for durable, natural-looking results. Dental inlays and onlays serve the same purposes; a dental inlay is used to repair damage that does not reach the cusp of the tooth, whereas a dental onlay is used to repair damage that includes the cusps. To learn more about how inlays and onlays can improve the function and health of your smile, we welcome you to contact us at York Dental soon!