Natural-Looking Inlays and Onlays
Not all dental decay is created equal. Some damaged teeth only require a simple filling, while others need a full dental crown. Inlays and onlays are restoration types that work as something of a middle ground between fillings and crowns.
- Inlays go inside the tooth, and are often used to strengthen and beautify the spaces left by especially large cavities.
- Onlays go over the tooth to cover the parts of a tooth that might be chipped or broken, or to fill gaps between teeth.
One-Visit Porcelain Inlays and Onlays With Breakthrough CEREC 3D Technology
We are able to custom-make onlays and inlays in our on-site laboratory using the advanced CEREC 3D system. For most onlays and inlays, it can be done in a single visit. No temporary fillings and no waiting!
To use CEREC, we take a three-dimensional photo of your teeth. With it, we are able to use computer-assisted design (CAD) to custom-craft a perfectly milled restoration. Minutes later we bond your final restorations in place.
Replace Silver Fillings With Tooth-Colored Restorations
In the past, tooth-colored filling material simply wasn’t strong enough to withstand regular use in back teeth, so this type of natural-looking repair was limited to front teeth restorations. Back teeth usually received a silver-colored metal amalgam as a filling.
With the CEREC system there is no problem with creating onlays for both front and back teeth, because the porcelain material that is used closely matches the physical strength and appearance of natural teeth. It also expands and contracts with your teeth, as needed.
This means that metal-based fillings can now be replaced either with tooth-colored inlays to beautify and brighten your teeth, or with natural looking onlays to fill gaps, cover damaged teeth, and restore your smile.
Call Advanced Dental Wellness to Repair Your Damaged Teeth
Thanks to CEREC technology, we can repair your teeth quickly and precisely with tooth-colored restorations. Call our office today to learn more, or click here for more information on CEREC dentistry.