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What are the different types of indirect fillings?

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There are two types of indirect fillings -- inlays and onlays. Inlays are similar to fillings but the entire work lies within the cusps (bumps) on the surface of the tooth. Onlays, sometimes called partial crowns, cover one or more cusps. Inlays and onlays last much longer than traditional fillings -- up to 30 years.

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WebMD Medical News: "FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings."

MedicineNet: "Fillings."

American Dental Association: "Dental Filling Options."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

SOURCE:

WebMD Medical News: "FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings."

MedicineNet: "Fillings."

American Dental Association: "Dental Filling Options."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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