Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Designing healthy, natural-looking smiles throughout Eastchester
Though our metal free fillings are great for most cavity repairs, if you need a little more coverage or strength for a damaged tooth but don’t need the commitment of a full dental crown, our porcelain dental inlays and onlays are just the ticket.
What are the Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays?
Unlike a metal filling, inlays and onlays are custom made in a dental laboratory and bonded to the surface of the damaged tooth.
Because the repair is placed on your tooth rather than inside it, your tooth is not weakened. And because the restoration is made of porcelain, your tooth will not be susceptible to the shifts and contractions that metal fillings can cause. Dental inlays and onlays also make a much stronger repair and are able to withstand up to 75% more chewing force – while looking completely natural!
Porcelain dental inlays and onlays can be used to repair:
They require less tooth preparation and drilling than conventional fillings.
Remember – porcelain inlays and onlays do not contain toxic Mercury the way old amalgam fillings do. We recommend that if you do have metal fillings, you have them checked for stability. Why? The FDA recently responded to pressure from health advocacy groups and admitted that dental amalgams containing Mercury can have toxic effects on developing infants, and children and pregnant women should avoid them.