Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as partial crowns. These partial crowns are utilized when there is still a healthy enamel portion of the tooth. An inlay or onlay is a like a puzzle piece that will be fitted into the remaining portion of the tooth to help increase its strength. This piece is usually crafted out of porcelain and can often be completed in one visit thanks to our Cerec technology http://www.cereconline.com/cerec/
An inlay is used when there is not damage to any of the cusps of your tooth and is essentially place within these cusps. An onlay is used when there is slightly more extensive damage to the tooth structure. This type of restoration is placed over at least one of the cusps on the tooth.
Again like all procedures here at Morrilton Family Dental your comfort is our most important goal. We will ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure; and return you to full funtion as quickcly as possible.
The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. We will make a digital impression of the tooth and begin fabrication of your new tooth while you wait. .
The final step in the process is to completely bond your new inlay/onlay into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.