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Inlays and Onlays


Inlays & Onlays in Summerlin

Inlays and Onlays in Summerlin have become a popular choice when it comes to repairing tooth decay or wear and tear. These custom-designed porcelain fillings look good and bond permanently in place. A dental Onlay in Summerlin might be the best option for you.

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What are Inlays and Onlays?

Traditional fillings use metal or composite filling whereas Inlays and Onlays look more natural and can be used to repair teeth damage. An Inlay is more comfortable than placing a crown in your mouth. Known as partial crowns, an Onlay replaces one or more of the chewing cusps and other areas that are in need of restoration. 

In addition to dealing with issues that are treated with conventional fillings, Inlays and Onlays can be utilized for broken or cracked teeth, damaged fillings, tooth decay, and large areas in need of filling. They can also be a great cosmetic enhancement due to the porcelain material we use.

“I love Desert Sky! Dr. Cutler is always welcoming and very patient. The staff are great and the office manager Karen is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend them.”

Benefits of Inlays or Onlays

Tooth Preservation

There are many benefits to having your dentist perform an Inlay or Onlay, including tooth preservation because the process does not remove as much of the tooth’s natural structure.

Strong and Durable

Inlays and Onlays are made from strong and durable material and last for many years, strengthen and support your damaged teeth. Whereas metal dental fillings can expand after being placed in your mouth, Inlays and Onlays are more organic because they are custom fit to your teeth.


They treat decay in tight spaces, especially cavities located between your teeth. Inlays and Onlays provide better protection because they are more resistant to stains and tooth discolorations. They are also easier to clean because they are a custom designed by Dr. Cutler to fit you, which means bacteria is less likely to attach itself to the affected areas.



During your first visit, Dr. Cutler will take images and molds that will be used to create your new Inlay. Decay and remaining fillings will be removed to prepare your tooth to receive the Inlay. A temporary filling will be put in to protect your tooth from any damage and the mold is sent to the lab.

Inlay Placement

Upon your next visit, the Inlay will be carefully placed in your mouth. Be sure to tell Dr. Cutler if you feel any discomfort so adjustments can be made. Once everything is good to go, Dr. Cutler will cement the Inlay in place, restoring your tooth.

Regular Checkups

Once you have your new Inlay or Onlay make sure to keep up your great oral hygiene and a healthy diet. Your new filling will be checked every time you come in for a regular checkup.

Call today to see if you need Inlays and Onlays in Summerlin and how it will improve the appearance of your teeth.
This is just one of the services we provide at Desert Sky Dental.


Come in for a consultation and find out all about the best dentist Summerlin. Let Desert Sky Dental help you own your smile.

Come in for a consultation and find out all about the best dentist Summerlin. Let Desert Sky Dental help you own your smile.