Porcelain Inlays / Onlays in Whitby Ontario

In the case extensive damage or decay a filing may be may not be enough to restore a tooth. In this case we may recommend a more comprehensive restoration, such as a porcelain inlay or onlay.


Porcelain Inlays / onlays are made in the dental laboratory, as opposed to bonded fillings which are bonded to the tooth in the operatory. Inlays and onlays usually take two appointments to fabricate and place. They effectively repair the damaged tooth and strengthen its structure, protecting it from damage and wear. Porcelain onlays/inlays are a great dental restorations, a great choice for repairing weakened back molars or teeth that have been severely damaged as a result of injury.


Although inlays and onlays are similar, there are some key differences between them and they have distinct uses. An inlay is placed on the inner cusps of a tooth and an onlay covers one or more of the tooth’s cusps and covers a wider surface area. Onlays, in fact, are sometimes also called a partial crown. Inlays and onlays provide more protection than a filling but take up less time and effort to place than a full crown.


Porcelain Inlays / onlays can be made in a variety of materials that can fit your needs: gold alloy, composite resin, and porcelain each have a different finish as individual advantages. Although gold can give more protection, porcelain lends the tooth good strength and looks very natural. Porcelain can be made to match your teeth’s natural shade, which allows the restoration to blend in with your other teeth.


Inlays / onlays have to be fabricated according to your needs. We will first remove the damaged portion of the tooth and an impression of it will be made, which we can use to create the replacement. You will be fitted with a temporary inlay/onlay to protect the tooth in the meantime. Once the it is ready for placement, Dr. Pesin will remove the temporary one and attach the permanent inlay/onlay to restore your smile.


Contact Gallery Dental in Whitby to book a consultation or inquire about inlays/onlays today.

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Last Updated On 2021-10-16