Porcelain inlays and onlays are fillings that are custom made to fit your teeth. These are used to replace old fashioned metal fillings that can be unattractive and eventually weaken your tooth. Research has indicated that metal fillings increase your risk of a tooth fracture while porcelain inlays are a much lower risk.
At Ramona Family Dentistry, we specialize in inlays and onlays. The process is comfortable to the patient, and reduces the risk of tooth damage that is commonly associated with old fashioned repair methods. Our bonding techniques help to ensure that these onlays will be comfortable and provide the support your teeth need.
Dr. Sean Feely can create inlays and onlays out of highly durable dental porcelain that is selected to match the natural color of your teeth. This porcelain will also reflect light like your enamel would, so an onlay will not stand out in photographs or bright lights. The porcelain used for these repairs is sturdy and binds to the tooth well without putting pressure that would break your tooth down over time.
Top Things to Remember
Those that have new cavities or would like their old metal fillings replaced are good candidates for inlays or onlays.
- A dentist may require multiple consultations to create a custom made inlay or onlay that will fit properly in your mouth.
- An initial consultation will also be necessary to find a porcelain color that is suitable to match your teeth.
Your dentist’s staff will use photographs and casts of your teeth to ensure that your inlay and onlays fit properly. This will help to ensure that they are not uncomfortable and provide the right level of support for your teeth once they are inserted.
Our office is equipped with all the latest tools to manage inlays and onlays with ease.
- We work to be a “one stop shop” for all of your dental needs, limiting the amount of work you will need done to correct all of your problems.
- Because we have the latest technology in our office we can install inlays and onlays with the fewest possible visits.
We work to make sure that any onlays or inlays that we place on our patients’ teeth will fit as snugly as possible. Not only does this help to make sure that they will look and feel natural, it reduces the risk that they will become worn or damaged over time.
If you are interested in getting porcelain inlays or onlays, you can choose to consult with us to see what can be done. Give us a call at (760) 789-0170 to set up your appointment.