Have you cracked a large part of your tooth? We can repair your existing tooth using porcelain onlays and inlays. Our porcelain inlay and onlay treatment is similar to a partial crown and can extend over the cusp to replace full coverage crown. This strong and durable treatment can be bonded to the tooth and mimics your natural tooth structure.
An inlay and onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays and outlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth in more conservative way then full coverage crown. A porcelain inlay and outlays is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist.
Inlays and outlays can be utilised to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and outlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.
They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
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What does getting an inlay and onlay involve?
An inlay or onlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate scans from our Trios Scanner and that will be used to create your custom inlay/onlay restoration.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay or onlay restoration. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay or onlay is made by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment, your new inlay or onlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.
You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new inlay or onlay.