Inlays / Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are custom fabricated fillings, which are made of composite resin material, gold or porcelain. Porcelain inlays and onlays are the most popular because of their exceptional natural appearance and durability.
All our porcelain inlays and onlays are handcrafted in a professional dental laboratory and then permanently bonded to your teeth by Dr. Gerald A. Clark, DDS to insure the perfect fit and unbelievably natural-like appearance.
A dental inlay is an ideal alternative to conventional fillings when the chewing cusps of the damaged tooth are not affected by decay.
A dental onlay, which sometimes is referred to as a partial crown, is a more substantial restoration that covers the grooves and the chewing cusps of a damaged tooth. It provides an ideal, more conservative alternative to a conventional porcelain crown because it requires less of the tooth structure be removed in the preparation process.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are the perfect way to enhance your dental health and the overall appearance of your smile as they provide the following benefits:
- Outstanding wear-resistance, biological compatibility and are virtually undistinguishable
- Porcelain inlays and onlays are bonded to your teeth with special resins enhancing their strength and durability
- They are the perfect solution for repairing:
- broken and fractured teeth
- teeth with large decays
- fractured fillings
Teeth restored with dental inlays and onlays should receive the same meticulous care as your natural teeth, including regular brushing and flossing as well as professional dental cleanings and check-ups.