Porcelain Inlays/Onlays in Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert & Edmonton
Inlays and onlays protect and restore large portions of decayed, heavily restored teeth, or teeth under very heavy load (i.e. molar teeth). They have a high degree of strength, and as such, are good choices for restoring structurally weakened teeth. Unlike crowns, they only cover a portion of the tooth, and are therefore more conservative on the amount of tooth preparation required.
The main difference between tooth-colored composite restoration and inlay/onlays is that the latter are fabricated using a laboratory process and differing materials. This usually necessitates 2 visits to complete treatment. The direct composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are done in 1 visit, but are not always suitable for larger areas needing restoration.