Well-suited for restoring weakened back teeth, and equally appropriate for restoring more visible tooth surfaces, porcelain inlays and onlays offer a strong, attractive alternative to traditional composite fillings. Typically considered for teeth that need a major portion restored, or teeth that endure heaving 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 Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges, porcelain inlays and onlays are customized to match your tooth shape and shade and are stronger and more durable than composite restorations.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are often placed within two appointments. The first appointment involves making impressions of your teeth and placing a temporary dental restoration. Once your permanent restoration is ready, you’ll return to your office to have the permanent one placed.