Dental Inlays and Onlays

At RootCosmo, we are dedicated to delivering top-tier dental care, and this includes offering advanced procedures like dental inlays and onlays.

Dr. Neethu Nanda, our resident expert, is well-versed in the art of restoring and enhancing smiles, and dental inlays and onlays are just one example of her expertise.

Understanding Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to repair and strengthen teeth that have suffered damage or decay.

These treatments are often referred to as “indirect fillings” because they are fabricated in a dental lab and then placed into the damaged tooth by a dentist.

They serve as an effective alternative to traditional fillings and crowns, providing both durability and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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When Are Dental Inlays and Onlays Recommended?

These restorations are typically recommended when:

  • A Cavity is Too Large for a Standard Filling: In cases where the cavity is too extensive for a regular filling but not extensive enough to require a crown, dental inlays can be an ideal solution.
  • To Restore Damaged Teeth: Dental inlays and onlays are an excellent option for restoring teeth that have sustained moderate to severe damage, helping to preserve the natural tooth structure.
  • To Replace Old Fillings: When old fillings need to be replaced, inlays and onlays can be a more robust and aesthetically pleasing choice.

The Dental Inlay and Onlay Procedure

The process of getting a dental inlay or onlay typically involves two appointments:


  • Examination: Dr. Neethu Nanda will thoroughly examine the tooth to determine the extent of damage or decay and whether an inlay or onlay is the most suitable option.
  • Tooth Preparation: The damaged or decayed portion of the tooth is carefully removed.
  • Impression: An impression of the prepared tooth is taken to ensure the inlay or onlay is custom-made to fit precisely.
  • Temporary Restoration: A temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth until the next appointment.


  • Fitting: The custom-made inlay or onlay is fitted and checked for proper alignment and bite.
  • Bonding: Once the fit is verified, the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth using a strong adhesive.
  • Polishing: The restoration is polished to ensure a seamless blend with the natural tooth.

The Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays

  • Conservative Approach: Inlays and onlays preserve more of the natural tooth structure compared to crowns, making them an excellent choice for maintaining dental health.
  • Aesthetics: These restorations are designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and attractive result.
  • Durability: Dental inlays and onlays are highly durable and can last for many years, providing long-lasting support to the damaged tooth.

Dr. Neethu Nanda at RootCosmo possesses the skill and experience to deliver exceptional dental inlay and onlay treatments, ensuring that your smile is restored to its full potential.

Rediscover Your Smile

If you believe you may benefit from dental inlays or onlays, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neethu Nanda at RootCosmo. Your journey toward a renewed, confident smile begins here.