Dental inlays and onlays are some of the strongest and most lifelike dental restorations available. The teeth are prepared in much the same way we would for a standard filling. An impression is sent to a dental lab and the final porcelain restoration is delivered within 2 weeks.
- Much stronger than resin fillings
- Decreased sensitivity
- Lasts longer than resin fillings
- Requires 2 appointments
- Requires anesthesia
- Higher initial cost
Decayed teeth may require an inlay to restore strength and health to the natural tooth structure.
The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from the sound tooth structure.
An inlay is fabricated to match the look and feel of your natural teeth.
This restoration often resembles a puzzle piece. In most cases the restoration will completely blend into the natural tooth structure.