INLAYS & ONLAYS AT ISMILE DENTAL
At iSmile Dental, we understand that having a fully functional, attractive smile is important to a person’s self confidence and quality of life. While teeth can become chipped, broken, infected or badly damaged resulting from aging, accidents or disease, restorative dentistry allows a person to reclaim the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. To learn more about how restorative dental treatment can help you repair your smile, contact us today.
We are proud to offer porcelain inlays and onlays as a natural looking alternative to metal fillings. Like fillings, inlays and onlays can be used to restore decayed teeth. Inlays and onlays are indirect restorative treatments that require at least two visits to the dentist, since they are made in a dental laboratory.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Inlays and Onlays differ from fillings in that instead of being injected into a drilled cavity and allowed to harden, they are crafted to match the dimensions of a cavity and then inserted. The material used in inlays and onlays is also more durable than the one used in fillings. Inlays fit within the cusps and crevices of the chewing surface of the tooth, while onlays cover and add shape to the entire chewing surface of the tooth.