Well-suited for restoring weakened back teeth, and equally appropriate for restoring more visible tooth surfaces, porcelain inlays and onlays from Dentistry by Dr. Isaac Gabay in Mississauga offer a strong, attractive alternative to traditional composite fillings. Typically considered for teeth that need a major portion restored or teeth that endure heavy chewing loads, porcelain inlays and onlays offer the protection and strength of a crown without the need for extensive tooth preparation. Made from the same strong, tooth-colored material as crowns and bridges, porcelain inlays and onlays are customized to match your tooth shape and shade — and are stronger and more durable than composite restorations.
Your Mississauga dentist will recommend a dental inlay or onlay when the following applies to your teeth:
Dental inlays are fixed into grooves within the cusps of your teeth. On the other hand, dental onlays are involved when there is wide decay or damage; they are used to fill a bigger cavity that extends over the cusps of a tooth.
The process for both dental inlays and onlays at our Mississauga dental office is very similar. You will need to come in for two dental visits to complete this treatment.
During the first visit, your dentist uses specific dental tools to eliminate damaged parts of your tooth with a local anesthetic. They will make the tooth impression which will be then sent to a dental lab for inlay or onlay fabrication.
On the second visit, your Mississauga dentist will clean and prepare the tooth for your permanent inlay or onlay. Your tooth restoration will be fitted perfectly and will be polished to make it smooth.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays have both aesthetic and functional benefits:
When you have enough or more damage required for a traditional dental filling, but not too much harm to deserve the need for a crown, Porcelain Inlays / Onlays are suitable for you. However, it is important for the patient to have a good tooth structure to support the restoration.
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