Inlays, Onlays and Veneers

Inlays, Onlays and Veneer restoration in Kitchener and Waterloo area

Inlay or onlay appears to be the perfect solution when your partially damaged tooth will not be directly filled with aesthetic composite.

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What Are Inlays, Onlays, and Veneer Restorations?

Inlays and Onlays

An inlay or onlay is a custom-made filling. This filling is made by a professional dental lab. Inlays and onlays can be made out of composite material or porcelain. Once the inlay or onlay is made, it is cemented by your dentist into the tooth.

What’s The Difference Between an Inlay or Onlay?

There is very little difference between an inlay and an onlay. An onlay is used when one or more cusps have been affected and need to be included in the restoration.


Veneers are used to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. They are made out of either ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material. The material (either porcelain or composite) is then bonded to the front of teeth.

Are Veneers Painful?

This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.

Why Should I Get Veneers? 

Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile. Veneers can be used to drastically improve the appearance of your teeth and increase your self-confidence.

If you are curious about getting veneers, don’t hesitate to ask Sherwood Dental for more information. Our supportive team can help you understand the process in more detail and how it will improve your smile.