inlay-onlay1Dental inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth that have been damaged either by tooth decay or cavities. They are a more conservative approach than dental crowns are because inlays and onlays don’t require your dentist to remove as much of your natural tooth. This is usually a better choice for patients since it’s considered a less invasive treatment. There are many benefits that can steam from inlays and onlays, and those benefits include the following:

  • Tooth Preservation- When your dentists uses an inlay or onlay to repair your teeth, they don’t remove as much of your natural tooth’s structure.
  • Durable- Dental inlays and onlays are made from stronger and more durable material than fillings and crowns are. They also typically last longer and provide additional stability to help support damaged teeth.
  • Natural Look- Inlays and onlays are made with a mixture of porcelain and composite resin which creates a more natural looking color. They are also more resistant to tooth discoloration or stains.
  • Nice Fit- Inlays and onlays are custom made to fit every individual patient, which provides for a better fit than fillings would.
  • Hygiene- Since inlays and onlays are custom made to fit , they are easier to keep clean and bacteria is less likely to get into the affect area after the treatment is completed.

For more information regarding inlays and onlays, contact Dr. Steven Hoffenberg in Vernon Hills, IL at 847-367-6760 or visit our website at

Dr. Steven Hoffenberg also proudly accepts patients from Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, and all surrounding areas.