Porcelain onlays are a a great technology. If the damage to your tooth has been more extensive, and the problem extends to the biting surface of your tooth, you are more likely to need a porcelain onlay, rather than an inlay. They are sometimes referred to as a partial crown because the job that they do is to replace this part of the tooth, and they cover a larger area than the inlay would.
The porcelain would provide a perfect compromise between a crown and a filling, and serves in many cases to maintain the integrity of the remaining tooth structure, something that large fillings and dental crowns can fail to do.
Our dentists at Clearwater Family Dental will be able to accurately assess which option is going to be best for you, and they will fix your tooth, as they work towards getting you the perfect smile.
Reasons for onlay restorations:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
What does getting an onlay involve?
Initially, in order to create a custom onlay for you, we would take several impressions of your tooth.
The tooth is numbed and all of the old filling material and decayed matter are removed, and then it is shaped for the only to be put in place. You will have a temporary filling put in place while your onlay is crafted.
During your next visit the onlay will be cemented into place and adjusted so it fits properly and you have a comfortable bite.
We provide every patient with care instructions, so as ti ensure the prolonged life of your onlay.