Porcelain onlays are among the most effective choices for restoring teeth damage due to decay, trauma or ugly fillings. They offer a more natural looking option to conventional or composite fillings. Porcelain onlays are an ideal replacement for a crown because fewer tooth structure is eliminated to place an onlay. These are also called in-direct fillings because they are custom made by dental professionals in the laboratory to provide you with an accurate fit and appearance along with the durability to last many years.
Porcelain onlays and dental crowns are somewhat similar. But unlike crowns, onlays are designed to restore an extensively damaged tooth that requires more than a mere filling to fix it. Because the tooth is badly damaged, it is easily susceptible to getting fractured. A porcelain onlay screens the chewing surface of the tooth either partially or completely and strengthens it to prevent a fracture.
Porcelain onlays are strong custom fabricated inserts that are normally set in larger cavities and locations where there is fewer tooth structure. They are fixed in place to check further decay, improving the overall tooth structure, and providing you the most natural looking teeth. Porcelain onlays need a special lab and knowledgeable ceramist to manufacture them and necessitate two visits with the dentists for completing the procedure.
When you must choose between a sizable tooth filling or a dental crown, don't risk bigger dental problems in the long run, but trust porcelain onlays treatment. The porcelain onlay would yield an ideal arrangement between a crown and a filling, and usually caters to maintain the integrity of the remaining tooth structure, something that sizable fillings and dental crowns can be unsuccessful at.
At Reign Dental, serving communities across Milton and Shoreline, we ensure that we’ll provide accurate information on porcelain onlays to help you decide if it's right for you.
If you want to learn more about how porcelain onlays can help restore both the look and strength of a tooth, call us to schedule an appointment today at (253) 927-5501 (Milton office) or (206) 946-6471 (Shoreline office). You can even simply fill out our online appointment form.