Onlay vs Crown — Pros and Cons
Crown vs Onlay — what do you pick and why? This is one of the most common questions in dentistry, and while the answer to it might be straightforward when you get to the bottom of it, it’s still manifold enough to warrant some kind of elaboration. Today, we’re looking at the pros and cons of both dental crowns and Onlays, seeing who needs them, and comparing them in regards to longevity.
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What is the difference between a Tooth Crown or an Onlay?
Both crowns and onlays serve the same purpose — they restore a single tooth. If fillings aren’t an option, or if the tooth is severely damaged, the dentist will likely use one of these. Which one will they choose?
In short, you’re more likely to get a crown if you need the biting surface or the whole tooth replaced. The dentist will choose an onlay (or inlay) if the entire cusp needs to be replaced.
Onlays are the better option for minor restorative…