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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays in the Raleigh Area

Inlays and onlays are restorations methods for teeth that have moderate damage or decay. They are more involved than a standard dental filling, but they are not as extensive as a full dental crown. Both inlays and onlays leave teeth strong and sturdy with their original structure and integrity remaining intact. The dental care experts at Axiom Dentistry take great pride in providing patients with inlays and onlays that offer outstanding functionality, while still looking natural.


Inlays are usually provided when a tooth is damaged in such a way that it cannot be properly fixed with a regular dental filling, but a full dental crown is not necessary. Inlays are applied to a tooth’s chewing surface but do not cover any of the cusps of the tooth. Instead, an inlay will only occupy the space inside these points. Teeth that have been restored with inlays are typically stronger than teeth that have been repaired with fillings.


An onlay is different from an inlay in that an onlay will cover one or more of the cusps of a tooth. An onlay is usually bonded directly to these points. In some cases, an onlay will be used to cover the entire chewing surface of a tooth. Onlays are most commonly provided when a tooth cannot be repaired with a dental filling, but a complete dental crown is not needed. Teeth that have received onlays are strong and durable, and they should remain intact for life with proper care.

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Nicole V.
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My experience from both Clayton and Benson has been amazing! My fear of going to the dentist is at ease. The staff is amazing and understanding! I had to reschedule a cleaning multiple times due to some issues health wise and surgery recovery a couple times and they were very understanding. Wonderful staff!!
Denise W.
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I know no one really enjoys going to the dentist, but the staff at Axiom’s Garner office are absolutely amazing! Their ability to ease my anxiety has made each visit a positive and pleasant experience.
Craig M.
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I always have a great experience with this practice. Lori has always been amazing. She takes care of my smile. Always provides great attention to detail. This office is ran smoothly, i definitely recommend.
Carla M.
Leesville Rd.
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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
Sarah P.
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
Robert P.
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Great service! Appointments happen on time. The staff was very professional, great atmosphere set in the office with music, and doctors and assistants listened to you. Very enjoyable experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Toni C.
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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