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.