Dental inlays and onlays are conservative dental restorations made from high quality porcelain and resin materials. They are two of the strongest, most durable treatment options available today for patients whose teeth have experienced excessive damage or ware. Inlays and onlays last longer than conventional fillings, and effectively strengthen both internal and external tooth structure - ensuring function and longevity while protecting against further damage and decay. They are stain resistant, realistic looking, and easy to care for and maintain.
A tooth restoration process that requires the use of inlays or onlays is typically completed in two separate appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Sheen prepares the damaged tooth for a temporary filling and takes a dental impression. On your second visit, the temporary filling is removed, and the inlay or onlay is permanently bonded into place. Dr. Sheen conducts a post-procedural examination for all inlay and onlay patients to ensure the new restoration does not interfere with their natural bite.
Inlays and onlays are a great alternative to full coverage crowns for patients who want to increase their teeth's natural strength and durability while restoring a natural look to their smile. With proper care, inlays and onlays can improve your oral health and rebuild confidence in your smile. For additional information, contact the office of Dr. Sheen today.