Are fillings made of porcelain that fit into the tooth. They are indicated when there is too little tooth structure to predictibly support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown, which is more destructive to the tooth.
Porcelain Inlays/Onlays take 2 visits to complete. The first session is when the decay or old filling is removed, and impression is taken and a temporary filling is placed. The impression will be sent to the laboratory and the technician will create a custom made porcelain inlay or onlay that will fit exactly to the tooth.
The big advantage of Porcelain Onlays/Inlays is that there are more durable than white fillings.
Two types of Inlays/Onlays
CEREC Porcelain Inlays/Onlays, (Take only 1 visit to complete.)
In our own ceramic studio, we can now create all ceramic restorations including inlays crowns on the same day.
These highly cosmetic bespoke restorations restore the natural beauty, strength and function of your teeth.
The latest CEREC 3D allows us to obtain a 3D scan of your teeth. Using bio-engineering software and computer aided design your tooth is reconstructed to its original form. This information is sent to our onsite milling machine producing a restoration that is accurate to within 25 microns (that’s very very accurate!).
Your restoration can be made on site within the same day.
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