Typically in dental offices when there is moderate to severe decay, most Dentists will recommend a full crown instead of an inlay or onlay.

Dr. Abeyta believes the more healthier and conservative approach is to remove only the decayed or damaged tooth structure, and to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Sometimes a full crown may be required but Dr. Abeyta strives to keep what nature gave you to the best of her ability by providing an inlay or onlay.  Inlays and onlays last as long as a full crown and will allow you to keep more of your natural tooth.