Porcelain Inlays/Onlays - Dentist PEI - Family Dentistry


Porcelain inlays and onlays are unique in the sense that, unlike crowns that are designed to enclose the affected tooth as a whole, inlays and onlays only cover a portion of the affected tooth. Porcelain inlays specifically target the grooves of the affected tooth, not extending past the cusp. Porcelain onlays specifically targets more severely damaged teeth, covering the entire area of the affected tooth’s cusp. If you are suffering from decayed or cavity filled teeth, then a porcelain inlay or onlay may be the most suitable option for you. 

The procedure to install a porcelain inlay or onlay to your affected tooth is a relatively simple process. It involves freezing the affected tooth with anesthetic, followed by a period of cleaning and excavating your tooth for decay or damage. Once this process is complete, an impression is taken then a temporary inlay/onlay is inserted to protect your vulnerable tooth. During your second dental visit, the temporary will be replaced with the permanent one. 

 

 

Last Updated On 2020-07-07