Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Restoring the Look and Feel of Natural Teeth
Like a crown, porcelain Inlays and Onlays are used when a tooth is too damaged or decayed for a filling. Inlays and Onlay are similar to a crown, in that they cover and protect the tooth surface, but while a crown covers the entire tooth, an Inlay or Onlay covers only the cusps and/or biting surfaces to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays are designed to match the natural bite and feel of natural teeth. Unlike fillings, which can leave a tooth slightly weakened and susceptible to fracture, an Inlay or Onlay restores the tooth to near its original strength.
A nice thing about porcelain Inlays and Onlays is that they match the tooth color and texture more closely, so the restoration looks and feels natural and healthy. With proper care, Porcelain Inlays and Onlays can last for many years.