Dental Inlays, Onlays and Overlays in Limassol Cyprus

Do you have a chipped, cracked, or decayed tooth that requires a filling, but the damage is too extensive for a traditional filling

then dental inlays, onlays or overlays might be a great option for you! Inlays and onlays are stronger and more durable than traditional fillings, and they can restore the natural look and function of your tooth

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Dental Inlays and Overlays - FAQ

What are dental inlays, onlays or overlays in dentistry?

They are frequently used to fix teeth whose cusps have been eroded by acid or severe wear. Large cavities that are seen in the space between the tooth’s cusps are usually treated with inlays. Onlays have numerous typical uses, but they can also be used to alleviate deterioration. Overlays cover up to the cups where as the onlay covers part of the inner cusp and inlay do not reach the inner cusps reach only the area above fissures

Inlays allow for more uniform distribution of wear and tear since they cover a larger surface area. In addition, they actively strengthen the teeth more than a filling—even a composite one—do. This aids in preventing chips, cracks, and breaks in your teeth. So yes, usually inlays last longer than fillings.

Since inlays and onlays involve more visits and more people and workload (since a lab is needed to customise the repair) it is normally that are more expensive comparing to fillings. In the long run, patients can save money nonetheless, as the repair lasts longer than a typical filling. Onlays also usually cost less than crowns.

How long does an inlay and onlay last?

Statistics show that porcelain and composite inlays and onlays can increase tooth strength by up to 75% and have a lifespan of ten to thirty years. However, to achieve the maximum lifespan of 30 years, patients must practice diligent oral healthcare.

With a filling, the gap is filled with an amalgam or composite material, and the procedure is completed considerably more quickly—just one visit is needed. When an inlay is used, the area is filled with a single, substantial piece that is often created in a laboratory using a substance like porcelain, gold, or composite.

Ceramic and metal inlays are the two most common forms of dental onlays and inlays. Metal alloys are the most common type of material used for metal inlays. Gold inlay is one kind of inlay that gained a lot of popularity during the past century. The other common inlay and onlay material was silver-amalgam filler, however is not in use anymore. 


  • Endodontically treated teeth

  • Back teeth with acute dental caries

  • Discolored tooth or staining that cannot be whitened with traditional methods

  • Dental injuries


  • Ceramic
  • Composite
  • Gold

Why might someone consider dental inlays, onlays or overlays?

It is a conservative indirect method of restoring a damaged tooth that otherwise would require a crown. Inlays or Onlays are placed on the tooth when it can no longer be restored with a filling because of the great damage it already suffered.

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