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Procedures that are often used instead of crowns or fillings are dental inlays and onlays. They are used on the teeth located toward the back of the mouth. Inlays or onlays are placed over teeth that have suffered from some decay. They can also be placed on teeth that have suffered damage from cracking or fracturing. However, serious cracks or breaks are usually better resolved with the use of dental crowns.
There are a few advantages inlays and onlays have. Firstly, they are versatile and can be used to treat tooth decay, tooth loss or tooth sensitivity. Some of the other benefits includes:
Inlays and onlays are constructed in a lab. Your dentist will need to make a mold of your teeth. He will prepare your teeth during one visit and then bind them to the teeth during the next.