Dental Inlays and Onlays in
Dearborn Heights

Dental Inlays and Onlays in Dearborn Heights

When teeth are damaged in such a way that a full dental crown is excessive, inlays and onlays can be used to restore their appearance and function. Inlays and onlays are slightly more intricate than a standard filling, and they provide an end result that is stronger and more durable. At Cambridge Dental Group, we take great pride in providing patients with inlays and onlays that give teeth excellent functionality and a completely natural look.

All of our inlays and onlays are created using impressions of the patient’s teeth, which ensures the optimal appearance and fit. The process of installing an inlay or onlay requires two separate visits to our practice. When the patient makes their first visit, impressions of their teeth will be taken, and a temporary restoration will be applied. The permanent inlay or onlay will be fitted during the second visit.


A dental inlay is comprised of filling material bonded to the interior of a tooth. Inlays differ from onlays because they do not cover any of the tooth’s cusps. Instead, the only cover the area inside these points. Inlays are a great option when a tooth has too much damage to be repaired using a regular filling, but not so damaged that a full dental crown is needed. Since inlays are custom-fitted to the patient’s own tooth, the final result is typically stronger and more durable than teeth that have been restored with a standard filling.


Onlays are distinguished from inlays in that they cover one or more of the tooth’s cusps. When an onlay is applied, the filling material is usually bonded to one or more of these points. In some cases, an onlay might be placed over the entire chewing surface of a tooth. Onlays are best used when a tooth is too damaged to be fully repaired with a standard filling, but a complete dental crown would be unnecessary. Just like inlays, our onlays are custom-made to provide a natural appearance and superb functionality.

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T Wallace

Really enjoy Cambridge dental group, our whole family love the service and staff, professional and courteous.

Dominique L.

I can't say anything but good things about this place. My husband told me I was going to like it here & I honestly didn't want to believe him. But they're so friendly & nice, & they make sure your comfortable at all times. If the dentist is taking a while the assistants will come just to check in on you. I only gave 4 stars because I've only been here 3 time, twice was for me. Other than that Cambridge is awesome overall!

Sandra K.

Absolutely the best !! I have been terrified of dentists and needles in my mouth, all my life. At 61 years old I an abscess tooth taken care of. Well to my surprise the staff and Danielle were wonderful in calming my fears, and Dr. Mustafa was amazing causing me no pain! Needless to say i went on for the next 4 months having all my dental problems corrected! I will never be afraid again !! Thank you, thank you!
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