Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Orangeville

Porcelain inlays and onlays are an effective means of restoring and re-strengthening decayed or previously restored teeth, and also weakened back teeth. Compared to fillings, inlays and onlays provide more restorative and strengthening benefits for your teeth. However, compared to crowns, which cover the entire surface area of the tooth, inlays and onlays only treat a specific section. This means that these dental restorations are suitable for more serious forms of decay and damage when a filling isn’t enough.

Porcelain inlays and onlays are constructed from porcelain material that is extremely durable. This material directly adheres to your tooth's enamel, ensuring long lasting stability. Porcelain is an ideal choice, not only because of its strength but also the fact that it's suited to your tooth's natural shade. With proper care, porcelain inlays and onlays can last up to 30 years.

So how does the dentist decide if a tooth should be treated with an inlay or onlay? It depends on what portion of the tooth that needs to be restored. An inlay is used to cover the space between the inner cusps at the centre area of the tooth. An onlay covers a wider surface area, covering one or more cusps. For this reason, onlays are also known as “partial crowns”.

Porcelain inlays and onlays are used to restore:

  • Teeth that are broken or fractured.
  • Teeth that are decayed.
  • Weak back molars.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Unattractive teeth.

The cosmetic dental team at Lord Dufferin Dental will help to restore your smile.

To find out all the benefits of porcelain inlays and onlays, schedule an appointment at Lord Dufferin Dental Centre today.

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