You may have heard of dental inlays and onlays – but do you know what they are? Inlays and onlays are used to repair decay on the chewing surfaces of your rear teeth (molars). They can also be used to repair teeth that don’t have enough damage to apply a crown.
Inlays and onlays are made from tooth-colored porcelain, composite resin or even gold! Inlays are custom-fitted to repair decay or damage in the ridges of the teeth; onlays, also custom-fitted, are used to repair decay and damage that occurs on more than one cusp (point) of the tooth. Each tooth has four points or cusps.
Inlays and onlays look very natural, so no one even knows they’re not your real teeth! They are also strong and durable – necessary qualities for those busy back molars!
Often times we can re-create the original anatomy of your tooth conservatively with CEREC in just a single visit!
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