Porcelain & Gold Inlays

What are Inlays and Onlays?

An inlay covers one to three surfaces and is useful to cover a small portion of the tooth. An onlay covers the chewing surface of the tooth.
There are two option, porcelain and gold. They are both durable and strong which further strengthens a weakened tooth, preventing it from further damage.

Best Treatment for me?

Inlays and Onlays are beneficial for patients suffering from moderate decay:

  • Only a portion of the tooth decayed
  • Strong, long – term restoration option
  • If you want to keep the tooth healthy without removing it
  • Minor fractures or cracks

If the tooth is too damaged, a crown might be a better option.

What to Expect

Stronger, more durable teeth in one visit!

Step 1

The decay is removed and a mould of the tooth is made. The lab will make a porcelain/ gold inlay/onlay

Step 2

Tooth is prepared and the inlay or onlay is cemented into place. The Dentist will test it for comfortability.

Step 3

Prepping your teeth for the veneers. Your teeth may need trimming to match the thickness of the veneer. Temporaries Veneers can be placed.

Step 4

Your veneers will arrive and you can still request changes if desired. If not,
Cementation and a New Smile!

Single visit restorations eliminate the need for additional appointments and injections, and your tooth is much better off not having a temporary restoration for two weeks. Temporary restorations can fall out and leak, which can lead to subsequent complications. Dental procedures can be traumatic to teeth, and eliminating a second appointment reduces the amount of stress put on a tooth.