Inlays and Onlays
DentalCareXtra uses tooth coloured restorations to repair tooth decay in back teeth. If the cavity is large then we will recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay as a composite resin filling is not strong enough to restore larger areas of decay.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are extremely strong and very beautiful. They are made to exactly fit the cavity, restoring a tooth so it can be used normally. This type of restoration is quite conservative as it preserves the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. Inlays are used to fill cavities in the central part of the chewing surface of back teeth, but onlays can repair larger areas of damage and decay which may involve one or more of the tooth cusps or raised points on a tooth.
Each porcelain inlay or onlay is custom-made inhouse by our Cerec Machine or sent out to a lab. After the tooth is prepared we will take a detailed impression which is used to fabricate your inlay or onlay. The finished restoration can be fitted and bonded in place during your next visit.