Inlays and onlays restore your teeth to a healthy, natural-looking smile.
Is more than half of your tooth missing or damaged? If so, a filling may no longer be the best treatment option to save your tooth in ways that improves your smile. In this case, your Vancouver dentist assesses the tooth for a dental inlay, an onlay or a crown.
What are dental inlays/onlays?
An inlay or onlay is a restoration made of strong ceramic to fit your tooth.
Inlays and onlays are a conservative tooth preserving restoration that are custom made in a lab to match your tooth enamel and provide a longterm fit over your tooth. Strong ceramic is used, allowing your experienced Vancouver dentist to leave more of the healthy tooth structure intact.
This cosmetic dentistry procedure requires two appointments. The first visit includes cleaning out any decay and old filling, taking impressions of the tooth and creating a temporary restoration. Your inlay/onlay is ready for your second appointment in two to three weeks.