Inlays and Onlays

If you have a larger filling, or perhaps a broken cusp on a tooth, we may want to consider a porcelain inlay or onlay! These restorations are a simple and effective treatment, and in some cases are an excellent alternative to a complete porcelain crown. Let’s talk about what inlays and onlays are about, and whether it’s right for you!


At Grand Street Dental in Williamsburg, NYC, we offer inlays and onlays if you have damage or tooth decay within the cusp of a tooth. An inlay is used similarly to a traditional filling, but looks much more genuine. An onlay is necessary for a significant reconstruction, where it extends out over one or more cusps of the tooth. Often, inlays may replace traditional fillings that failed or fell out, since they are more durable.

What to Expect

2 appointments

First Appointment

During your first visit, the damage tooth is cleaned and prepared for the impression. Then with a putty-like material, we take an impression of the tooth to send to our lab technician to uniquely create an inlay or onlay for your tooth. Dr. Plotnick will fabricate a temporary filling for your tooth to for protection before your final visit.

Second Appointment

At your second appointment, your custom inlay or onlay is ready to be placed on the damaged tooth. Dr. Plotnick will make sure that the fit and esthetics is approved and will cement it permanently. It’s that simple!

Our team at Grand Street Dental will be happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about inlays, onlays, or dental concerns. Don’t hesitate us to contact us today to schedule your appointment in our Brooklyn, NYC office.