Porcelain Inlays / Onlays in Hamilton Ontario

Depending on the extent of the decay that your tooth has, bonded fillings may not be enough to effectively restore it. For cases like these, an inlay or onlay may be required.

Porcelain inlays / onlays are also known as indirect fillings since they are made in the dental laboratory and attached to the tooth during the second visit. Unlike fillings, inlays and onlays actually strengthen tooth and allow you to chew with more force.

Inlays and onlays are suitable for restoring teeth that are decayed or fractured. They are also ideal for strengthening weak back teeth and teeth that have been previously restored.  An inlay is recommended when the inner cusps of the tooth need to be restored. However, if the decay is more severe and includes one or more tooth cusps, an onlay maybe needed to covers a wider surface.

Porcelain Inlays and onlays can be created from a number of different materials including porcelain, composite resin, or gold. However, porcelain has proven to be popular since it is strong, durable, and natural looking. The benefits of inlays and onlays is that they are stronger than a filling but less expensive than a dental crown.

During your first visit to the office, the dentist will remove the decayed section from the tooth. An impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a dental lab that uses these specifications to create your dental restoration. The appropriate shade is chosen for the porcelain that best matches your surrounding teeth. While you are waiting for your permanent restoration, Dr. Shainoor Kanji, dentist in Hamilton, will attach a temporary restoration to the tooth to protect it. Once your permanent restoration is ready for placement, the temporary one is removed and the permanent one replaces it. To learn more about porcelain inlays / onlays, contact Dentistry on Queenston to schedule an appointment.

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