North Shore MA Restorative Solutions
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling utilized to repair damage to the tooth’s biting surface. Onlays are very similar to inlays with the exception that onlays are used when both the tooth’s biting surface and one or more of the chewing cusps requires repair.
Inlays and onlays are used in teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. They make suitable replacements for fractured older fillings, and have the added benefit of being a more conservative treatment approach than crowns because they don’t require much of the tooth structure to be removed.
At Lynnfield Dental Associates inlays and onlays are made using CEREC® technology. This means a ceramic inlay or onlay can be made and placed in one visit.
Ceramic inlays and onlays are highly durable and last much longer than conventional fillings. With proper care, ceramic inlays and onlays will last a long time, but as with most dental restorations they may someday require replacement.
Reasons for getting porcelain inlays or onlays:
- To repair broken, fractured or decayed teeth
- To repair fractured fillings
- For larger fillings
- For cosmetic enhancement
At Lynnfield Dental Associates we use the latest technology and finest materials to produce inlays and onlays that offer superior fit, function and aesthetics. We will provide instructions for the care of your new dental restoration. As with natural teeth, proper oral hygiene, good eating habits and regular dental visits will help maintain the life of your new restoration.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about inlays and onlays or to schedule a smile consultation with one of our doctors.