If you suffer with mild to moderate tooth decay or less than severe cracking, a porcelain onlay or inlay may be right for you. They're an easy, effective treatment for these issues, and they're a perfect alternative to a complete crown. Let's talk about the process, the benefits, and whether or not onlays or inlays are right for you!
When you've got damage or decay within the cusp of a tooth, a porcelain inlay is used just like a traditional filling, but looks much more natural. Oftentimes they'll be used to replace failing traditional fillings in a far more advanced, durable way. Onlays are used to treat the same damage or decay entire crown.
Typically, we'll install your new onlays or inlays over the course of two easy visits. We'll take an impression on the first visit, make you a temporary cover to wear, and use it to create your permanent, custom onlay or inlay. On the second appointment we'll place your precisely measured permanent fitting, leaving you beaming and happy.
Metal restorations are in the past. They're unnatural, unsightly, and are prone to plenty of types of damage. They're even susceptible to falling out, since the even bestfitted metal filling is still, at it's core, an amalgam smashed into the damage and sealed. Our highquality, hightech porcelain in and onlays are colormatched to your teeth and stand up to far more abuse than their archaic counterparts. With the labfit process, each one can be bonded much more securely to the tooth, as well!
Our expert team is happy to answer any questions you may have about onlays, inlays, or any other cosmetic dental procedures. Feel free to give us a call at 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment at our New York office.