An onlay:
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An onlay:

(A.) Covers the entire chewing surface of a tooth
(B.) Lies within a cusp of the tooth
(C.) Covers one or more cusp tip(s)
(D.) Is bonded to the facial surface of anteriors to improve appearance

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Answer: (C.) Covers one or more cusp tip(s)

An onlay is an indirect restoration that covers one or more cusp tip(s). It is more extensive than an inlay which lies only within the cusp of the tooth.
A crown covers the entire chewing surface of a tooth.
A veneer is the cosmetic facing that is bonded to the facial surfaces of anteriors. Veneers are usually made of porcelain and help improve the appearance of teeth.

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Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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