Porcelain Inlays / Onlays fillings in Richmond Hill

If a tooth is severely fractured, a bonded filling may not be enough to adequately restore it. In cases like these, an inlay or onlay may be needed to restore the fractured tooth to complete health. Besides treating damaged and decayed teeth, porcelain inlays/onlays are ideal for strengthening weak back molars and treating teeth that have received improper prior dental work.

Compared to bonded fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays treat a wider surface area, however, don’t replace the entire tooth surface like dental crowns do. For this reason, inlays and onlays are used when a tooth has suffered from moderate forms of damage. Inlays are recommended when the inner cusps of the tooth have to be treated while an onlay treats a wider surface area. For this reason, onlays are a bit larger and also referred to as partial crowns.

Just a few of the uses of inlays and onlays include:

  • Restoring damaged and fractured teeth
  • Treating decayed teeth
  • Strengthening weak teeth, especially those under heavy chewing loads
  • Fixing teeth that have received improper prior dental work
  • Enhancing the appearance of a tooth

As a result, inlays and onlays offer numerous cosmetic, restorative, and strengthening benefits for your smile. Each restoration is created of porcelain material, the same type of dental material that is used for dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Porcelain is an ideal choice since it strong, stain-resistant, and long lasting. Once adhered to the tooth, porcelain strengthens and protects it from additional damage. Porcelain is also beautiful and pleasing to the eye since the material is customized to your smile’s natural shade.

During your procedure, the decayed portion is carefully removed from the tooth and the remaining structure is thoroughly cleaned. The dentist will make an impression of the tooth which will be used as a model to create your inlay or onlay. The restoration is made in a dental lab. Once the restoration is ready for placement, the patient will return to our office to have it placed. The dentist will check the restoration’s fit and appearance and make any necessary adjustments.

Contact Dr. M Pezeshki, Best Richmond Hill Dentist, to set up an appointment. We offer cosmetic dentistry, digital x-rays, and weekend appointments.

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