Porcelain Onlays and Inlays

Porcelain onlays and inlays are the most effective and suited method to treat cavities when they are less severe than a crown but bad enough to need significant support. We generally regard Porcelain inlays and onlays as a conventional choice, used to guarantee the maximum protection of your tooth.

Far more durable than an ordinary filling, are the porcelain onlays and inlays as our ceramists specifically manufacture them. They are then bonded to the damaged teeth that require restoration.

There is a basic distinction between porcelain onlays and inlays. Inlays are typically used when the patient’s problem area is shallow and broad, towards the exterior of the tooth. Inlays are used on rotten and damaged teeth and are inserted into the centre of the tooth and bonded to it. Contrastingly, when a past large filling has failed an onlay is necessary, as the patient will have a large cavity that needs to be repaired.

As dentists, our primary goal is to salvage your damaged teeth. In order to provide your residual tooth structure with greater support, we apply porcelain inlays and onlays. These are also helpful in decreasing the likelihood of you eventually needing further treatment, such as dental crowns and implants.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dr Michael Finkelstein BDS