Inlays & Onlays

Inlays Onlays Dentist Holland, MI

Our cosmetic dentist in Holland, Michigan, may recommend inlays and onlays as alternatives to direct fillings and dental crowns. Inlays and onlays are called “indirect” dental restorations because they are made in a lab before being bonded to your teeth.

Unlike silver amalgam fillings, inlays and onlays don’t expand and contract with fluctuating temperatures. This means you don’t have to worry about your inlay or onlays shifting.

Here’s what else you need to know about getting inlays and onlays at Macatawa Smiles.

Candidates for Inlays and Onlays

If you have a cavity, our dentist will need to drill out the decayed tooth matter and restore the tooth by filling the hole left behind. If you have tooth decay, your dentist may recommend dental inlays or onlays as an alternative to fillings and crowns.

If you want to save as much of your natural tooth enamel as possible, you may want to consider a dental inlay or onlay. Many of our patients prefer inlays and onlays to dental crowns because they are less invasive.

To prepare your tooth for an inlay or onlay, we only remove the decayed tooth matter. Dental crowns, on the other hand, are designed to cover the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line, which means our dentist has to remove more natural tooth enamel to make room.

How Inlays and Onlays Work

The inlay or onlay procedure takes one trip to our dental practice. During your appointment, our dentist will drill out the cavity before taking impressions of your teeth. Our cosmetic dentist will then make sure that the size, fit, and color of your dental restoration is perfect before bonding it to the surface of your tooth. Inlays and onlays look and function like natural tooth enamel.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Holland, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our dental practice. To schedule an appointment, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team