Our dental team at George Sferra Dental in Somers, NY provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services for the benefit of our patients in the area. Porcelain inlays and onlays are a common service we provide. What are inlays and onlays and how can they benefit your smile? We urge you to continue reading on to find out more.
An inlay can be made from several materials, but our dental team most commonly uses porcelain material. They allow the filling to blend in better with the natural appearance of your tooth’s enamel. This is a permanent restoration on your smile and is helpful for a wide range of issues including a broken or decayed tooth, as a cosmetic enhancement, a damaged filling, or a large filling.
Onlays are similar to inlays with the major difference of needing to fill two or more chewing cups. They are often known as a partial crown used to restore an individual’s tooth. Procedures for both inlays and onlays require a couple visits to our dental clinic. Your dentist will take a series of x-rays and an impression of your teeth. They will then numb the area and remove any signs of decay after properly cleaning the affected area. A temporary filling will be provided for you until your next appointment when the final restoration is placed and comfortably complete. Carefully following the instructions given to you by your dentist will ensure your inlay or onlay helps you for several years.
For more information regarding porcelain inlays and onlays, contact our dental clinic. Call George Sferra Dental in Somers, NY today to set up your next appointment with a member of our dental staff.