An inlay/onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. A porcelain inlay/onlay is custom made by a professional dental laboratory technician and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist.
Inlays/onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays/onlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative that crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays/onlays.
As with most dental restorations, inlays/onlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
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What does getting an inlay/onlay involve?
An inlay/onlay procedure requires Dr. Chen and her team to prepare your tooth, removing any decay or damaged tooth structure. Your tooth is then prepared to make room for the inlay/onlay to fit properly within the tooth and still occupy the same space as the original natural tooth. Once this preparation is complete, we take a series of photographs and other measurements through our CEREC digital scanner. At this point, you will have a choice to wait for your inlay/onlay to be designed and milled to have the permanent inlay/onlay placed that same day or you can choose to come back for a second appointment to have your permanent inlay/onlay placed. Contact us today to schedule your inlay/onlay appointment today!
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New York, NY 10019
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