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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays restore the appearance and function of damaged or decayed teeth without conducting a complete overhaul like a dental crown. The procedures are typically conducted when a tooth is damaged in such a way that it cannot be properly repaired with a standard filling. The end result is a tooth that is incredibly durable and looks completely natural.

Inlays and onlays are custom-fit, using impressions of the patient’s teeth. Receiving an inlay or onlay requires two visits to our practice. The first visit involves taking impressions of the teeth, while the second visit consists of applying the custom inlay or onlay to the tooth.


With an inlay, filling material is bonded to the interior of the tooth, covering some or all of the area located within the cusps, or points, of the tooth; however, none of the cusps themselves will be covered. In most cases, inlays are performed when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a standard filling, but a full dental crown would be unnecessary. Since inlays are custom-fit, the end result is usually stronger than teeth that have been repaired with standard fillings.


When a tooth is damaged in such a way that the filling must cover at least one of the cusps of the tooth, an onlay might be a good restoration option. In some cases, an onlay might cover the entire chewing surface of the tooth. When an onlay is applied, the filling material is attached to one or more of the cusps themselves. Onlays keep more of the tooth’s original structure than a full dental crown, while still restoring the tooth’s function and appearance.

If you require a filling, and you would like to learn more about inlays and onlays, please contact us to set up a consultation with one of our dental care specialists. You may call us at (201) 588-3328 to schedule an appointment.

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"i am 68 yrs old--about 20 years ago i visited Dr Shahid. During these 20 years , he and his wonderful staff have performed the necessary care on my aging and deteriorating teeth. They have done this with excellent technical skill. My teeth are not only healthy now, they also look great."

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"Doctor Shahid and his team at Bergenfield Dental made me feel so comfortable, I had years of dental neglect due to fear of the dentist and required lots of work, they offer dental anesthesia, and I had pleasant dreams. Compared to other places, I think they have good prices, and they work with you if like me, you have no insurance. I highly recommend Bergenfield Dental."

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