Porcelain Inlays / Onlays in Richmond Hill Ontario

Porcelain inlays / onlays are a type of dental restoration that can be used for restoring teeth that are weak as well as those under heavy chewing loads. They are also great for enhancing the strength and appearance of teeth that have been previously restored.

Compared to other types of dental restorations, inlays and onlays fall somewhere in the middle of the restoration spectrum. This means that compared to bonded fillings, inlays and onlays treat a wider surface area but less compared to crowns which treat the entire surface area. As a result, inlays and onlays are usually recommended for moderate types of early tooth decay and damage.

Porcelain inlays / onlays can be used to treat teeth that are damaged, fractured, broken, and weak. In addition, they can be used to enhance and improve the overall appearance of your teeth. This means that these restorations are used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes.

One big difference between inlays and onlays is that the inlay treats more of the inner cusp of the tooth and is slightly smaller. In comparison, an onlay is slightly larger and extends over the tooth's outer cusps. Depending on the type of decay that your tooth has, your dentist will choose the appropriate type for you.

Because these dental restorations are made of the same high-quality porcelain material used for crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays are not only tough and durable, they're also aesthetically pleasing. Each inlay and onlay are customized to the personal shade of your teeth.

During your examination, the dentist will first remove the damaged portion from the tooth and cleanse the tooth. An impression of the tooth is made and sent to a dental lab to create your permanent dental restoration. Your tooth is covered with a temporary inlay or onlay until your permanent one is ready. Once it is ready, you will return to our office to have the temporary one removed and the permanent one is placed. 

To learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays, contact Bamboo Dental in Richmond Hill to set up a complimentary consultation. Our modern practice offers digital X-rays, paperless processing, and oral cancer screening

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