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At age 11, J.J. (Jukka) Perkiomaki left Finland to move with his family to Astoria, Oregon.

Dental Inlays and Onlays


Inlays and Onlays are sometimes referred to as an indirect filling. It is one option for repair of a damaged tooth. At Jukka J. Perkiomaki, DMD, we offer Inlays and Onlays when a tooth is too damaged for a filling but not damaged enough for a crown. This is common with chipped or cracked teeth. Inlays and Onlays can be a less expensive treatment than a dental crown, but offer you strength that you can not get with a filling. They help strengthen your natural tooth structure by up to 75%, unlike traditional metal fillings which can actually reduce the strength of the tooth by up to 50%. This strength has been shown to prolong the need for further restoration to that tooth significantly.

Inlays and Onlays are similar in function, but used differently.


Inlays are similar to a dental filling, they are used to fill the inside of a tooth structure using a stronger material than a traditional filling, offering you a stronger, more permanent solution. We commonly use gold or a porcelain material for this procedure.

Dental Onlays

Sometimes referred to as a partial crown, Onlays cover the outside of a broken tooth structure. Onlays are very durable and can last for a long period of time. Instead of a crown, which encases the entire tooth, onlays cover the damaged outside portion of the tooth.

For more information, contact our Portland office at: (503) 292-8996

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