Fillings, Dental Inlays, and Onlays

Fillings

Used to replace small to moderate sized areas of teeth that have been damaged due to tooth decay or trauma of one kind or another.describe the image

A tooth colored composite material is used to produce a natural result.

 

Dental Inlay

A Dental Inlay is used to replace moderate sized areas of teeth that have been damaged due to tooth decay or trauma that are too large to be repaired by fillings, but more conservative than crowns.

Dental Inlay restorations are fabricated from porcelain and are more durable and esthetically pleasing.

 

Onlay

When a “mountain peak” (cusp) needs to be replaced due to cavity or damage, new techniques allow us to place a porcelain dental inlay instead of crowns. describe the image 

An onlays allow us to restore your tooth without removing any healthy tooth structure.


The onlay allows for conservation of tooth structure when the only alternative is to totally eliminate cusps and perimeter walls for restoration with a crown.

Just as a dental inlay, onlays are fabricated outside of the mouth and are typically made out of gold or porcelain.

 

 

 

 

Another Happy Patient

"I had my old "silver highway" removed from my lower right teeth and replaced with the white fillings and I can't stop staring at my mouth in the mirror.  They look normal.  They look real.  I love them and can't believe that I had that black stuff in my mouth for all those years."

 Jackie B.