Porcelain inlays and onlays offer more restoration than dental fillings but less than dental crowns, which makes them the perfect option for teeth that have significant decay but not enough to have damaged the entire tooth. At the offices of Dr. Robert Marder, we love using porcelain inlays and onlays because they require less removal of healthy tooth, which is always a good thing. Your porcelain inlay or onlay will be created to fit the contours of your natural tooth, working to complete, rather than cover, the healthy tooth structure.
Our dentist will place a porcelain inlay when the damage or decay on the tooth does not extend to any of the cusps (points) on the outer edge of the tooth. Porcelain onlays, on the other hand, are placed when the cusps have become damaged. The process to receive an inlay or onlay is similar to that of receiving a dental crown—it will require two simple, pain-free visits to place a porcelain inlay or onlay in New City, New York, and your custom restoration will be fabricated by a trusted dental laboratory.
Dr. Robert Marder will bond your custom inlay or onlay onto the tooth for the best cosmetic and functional results. When in place, your inlay or onlay will truly look like a seamless part of your natural tooth. There are many benefits to porcelain inlays and onlays; if you are interested in learning more, feel free to call us soon. We’d love to help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Marder at your convenience!